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Seated man holding a photo of a woman and child (© Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Australia stand up for Uyghur rights

As the Chinese government monitors Uyghurs abroad, the U.S. and Australia are working to support those speaking out against human rights violations.
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China coerces Uyghur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uyghur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
Two children wearing embroidered hats (© Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis/Getty Images)

China cuts children’s Uyghur roots

Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Close-up of dark-haired young woman (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Daughter of Uyghur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uyghur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.
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The surveillance state: Uyghur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
Aerial image of mosque site in China (© 2019 DigitalGlobe)

China destroys mosques and Uyghur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has destroyed or converted Muslim mosques.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uyghurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uyghur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
Four people standing in front of a building (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Pompeo meets with Uyghurs

Uyghurs who survived China’s detention camps or lost family members to the camps shared their stories with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uyghur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uyghur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.