Rebiya Kadeer’s response to the Chinese diplomat Zhang Wei’s remarks on the “re-education” detention camps in the Uyghur region

The level of oppression and dehumanization suffered by Uyghurs in the 21st Century –in these past few years –is unprecedented. 

The documents reveal details about communication between Chinese Communist Party leaders and Uyghur political leaders in addition to debates about the future of Uyghurs among the leaders who had managed to remain alive after the fall of the Eastern Turkistan Republic.

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China's embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of Ghulja, about the history of the massacre.