The government in China is further tightening its grip on minority groups in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as it continues to use its deradicalization campaign to suppress local residents, Uighur leaders and human rights activists warn.
East Turkestan & the Uyghurs
China’s plans to build “re-education” camps came to light in late 2016 and several months later the camps began popping up in the Uyghur region.
Dear international organizations, national leaders, human rights activists, scholars, religious leaders, public figures, journalists and all champions of human rights and democracy,
Like many Uyghur activists in exile, I deeply appreciate the Wilson Center’s publication of English translations of important documents from the Russian State Archive of Modern History, which revealing details of communications between Soviet diplomats and Uyghurs leaders.