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VIDEO: Uyghur American community raises its voice on human rights abuses

On July 2, 2015, the Uyghur American Association organized a protest in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC. The protest commemorated the sixth anniversary of unrest in Urumchi, when a massive crackdown on peaceful protests resulted in untold numbers … Continue reading

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Uyghur Rights at 10th Annual Interfaith Interethnic Conference

From April 27-30 2015, a group of democracy activists assembled to discuss interethnic and interfaith solutions to improve the situation of human rights in China. The conference was organized by Initiatives for China, and featured a number of prominent Uyghur … Continue reading

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Witness Testimony: Religious crackdown in Urumchi

The following incident took place in May, 2014 in Urumchi, several months before a new law enacted by the municipal government in 2015 banned full face veils for women in the city. The author, a young Uyghur male, was in … Continue reading

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