Day: 23 October 2019

A Million People Are Jailed at China’s Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here’s What Really Goes on Inside

Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M. They are learning Chinese, memorizing propaganda songs and confessing to invented sins. They range in age from […]

Xinjiang Children Sent to Inland Schools for “Sinicization”

Every year, the CCP methodically recruits large numbers of ethnic minority students from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to study in other parts of China. Not only are their tuition and all expenses covered by the government, but specially-assigned staff accompany them on trips from and to Xinjiang, otherwise assist and supervise them. Nothing comes for free But what lies beneath […]

China’s attacks on Uighur women are crimes against humanity

Sitting in a hearing room in Congress, in a gray plaid hijab, her dark blond hair poking out, Mihrigul Tursun begins to cry. She is there to share the plight of her fellow Uighurs in Xinjiang. Her translator reads aloud Tursun’s prepared statement about her three separate detentions by the Chinese government in Xinjiang’s internment camps. […]

Connecting the Dots in Xinjiang: Forced Labor, Forced Assimilation, and Western Supply Chains

Efthimia Maria (“Mariefaye”) Bechrakis Program Manager and Research Associate, Human Rights Initiative October 16, 2019 The Chinese government has detained and “reeducated” more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang in an effort to fully secure and control the population there. It is believed to be the largest- scale […]