10 icons representing activities that could lead to arrest or detention in China (State Dept.)

10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.
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.
Woman sweeping in old village street (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s repression of Muslims in Xinjiang

China is persecuting Muslims living in western China. The persecuted Uyghur and Kazakh ethnic groups are being forced to give up their religion and culture.
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.
Compilation of portrait photos of Uyghurs (Courtesy photos)

Uyghur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uyghurs

A young Uyghur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uyghur Muslims.
Police officer checking man's papers, with soldiers standing nearby (©Thomas Peter/Reuters)

U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uyghurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uyghur journalists.