Uighurs

Police officers pushing women during protest (© Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Attack on religious freedom anywhere is affront to freedom everywhere

U.S. leaders commemorated International Religious Freedom Day October 27 by speaking out against regimes that fail to protect this cherished human right.
Seated man holding a photo of a woman and child (© Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Australia stand up for Uighur rights

As the Chinese government monitors Uighurs abroad, the U.S. and Australia are working to support those speaking out against human rights violations.

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for human rights violations...

Chinese officials who are taking part in the ongoing persecution of Uighur and other Muslim ethnic minorities are now restricted from traveling to the U.S.
Michael R. Pompeo waving to crowd with Italian flags (© Andrew Medichini/AP Images)

In photos: Pompeo in Europe

Secretary Pompeo is traveling in Europe the first week of October. Here are some notable quotes on religious freedom, trade and other issues.
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Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Jewher Ilham, a Uighur Muslim, escaped China in 2013 when her father was arrested by the Communist Party. Watch her story.
John Sullivan at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Sullivan: We must end ‘China’s horrific campaign of repression’

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States held a side event on the Chinese government's ongoing persecution and abuse of Muslims.
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China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uighur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
Monks lined up in formation in front of temple (© Sakchai Lalit/AP Images)

Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.
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China’s forced labor campaign in Xinjiang

Uighur Muslims are forced to work in factories for little or no pay as the Chinese government continues its crackdown in Xinjiang.