uyghur - search results

If you're not happy with the results, please do another search
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.
Shelves full of books (© Shutterstock)

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.
Crowd holding posters

Proof of life: Uyghur diaspora demands answers [video]

Friends and family members of Uyghurs believed to be detained in China's internment camps are using social media to demand videos of them as proof of life.
Child standing between two women in robes (© Osman Orsal/Reuters)

China’s crackdown on Uyghurs extends beyond its borders

China is reaching across borders and invading the sovereignty of other countries to harass and threaten Uyghurs living abroad.
Imposing detention center entrance with barbed wire (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Turkey condemns China’s abuse of Uyghur Muslims

After reports of the death of a popular Uyghur musician, the Turkish government called out China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.
Man with beard and cap (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

Who are the Uyghurs?

Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uyghurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.
Illustration of screaming woman and prison guard with electrical device (State Dept.)

A Uyghur survivor story [video]

When Mihrigul Tursun returned to China, she was arrested and separated from her children. Her crime? Being a Uyghur Muslim who had lived outside of China.