Uighurs

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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
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Japanese manga comic tells story of Uighur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uighur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
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Why is China so afraid of a free press?

According to a new global survey, more journalists are imprisoned in China than in any other country, as the result of Chinese Communist Party actions.
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Beijing’s attack on Uighurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
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In China, your faith can lead to an internment camp [video]

The Chinese government has put more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in camps. Find out how little it takes to be detained.
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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.
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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.
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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.