Uighurs

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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uighur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uighur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.
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Proof of life: Uighur diaspora demands answers [video]

Friends and family members of Uighurs believed to be detained in China's internment camps are using social media to demand videos of them as proof of life.
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Chinese government is ‘at war with faith,’ says U.S. envoy

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, explains why China's policy of religious repression is futile — and wrong.
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Chinese officials force Muslims to make impossible choice

As part of the ongoing repression suffered by Uighurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in China, they are forced to violate their religious practices.
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China’s crackdown on Uighurs extends its borders

China is reaching across borders and invading the sovereignty of other countries to harass and threaten Uighurs living abroad.
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10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.
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Turkey condemns China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims

After reports of the death of a popular Uighur musician, the Turkish government called out China's treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.
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China’s repression of Muslims in Xinjiang

China is persecuting Muslims living in western China. The persecuted Uighur and Kazakh ethnic groups are being forced to give up their religion and culture.
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Who are the Uighurs?

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uighurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.