Josh Rogin / Washington Post Spirits were high Wednesday night at Washington’s Capital One Arena, where a group of young Uighur activists — most of them U.S. citizens — came together at the Wizards’ home opener against the Houston Rockets to raise awareness of their peoples’ plight. But their Continue Reading
‘Illegal Superstition’: China Jails Muslims For Practicing Islam, Relatives Say
Emily Feng / NPR This August, Aibota Zhanibek received a surprising callin Kazakhstan from a relative through Chinese chat app WeChat. It was about her sister, Kunekai Zhanibek. Aibota, 35, a Kazakh citizen born in China, knew that Kunekai, 33, had been held for about seven months in a Continue Reading
China is Surveilling and Threatening Uighurs in the U.S.
The Atlantic / 9-minute video Xinjiang, China is home to more than 11 million Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority. Currently, 1 million Uighurs are being held in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and by U.S. officials. While Uighurs have long faced Continue Reading
American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event
By CHRISTINA LARSON February 25, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups in western China, a growing number of family members abroad are refusing to remain silent. On Sunday, about three dozen relatives of some Continue Reading