Day: 14 March 2020

AMAZON, NIKE, AND APPLE MUST INVESTIGATE CHINA’S USE OF UIGHUR MUSLIMS AS FORCED LABOR, U.S. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WATCHDOG SAYS

Source: NEWSWEEK A U.S. religious freedom watchdog is calling on Amazon, Nike and Apple to investigate claims that China has used Uighur Muslims as forced labor as part of their supply chains. Officials from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a federal group established by Congress, said in a statement today it is […]

‘Two-Faced’ Former Uyghur Forestry Official Sentenced to Life in Prison in Xinjiang

Source:Radio Free Asia Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have sentenced the Uyghur former head of the region’s forestry bureau to life in prison despite nearly four decades of government service, according to his U.S.-based children. RFA’s Uyghur Service reported in late 2018 on Memet Abdulla’s April 29, 2017 detention and charges […]

‘Psychological torture’: Uygurs abroad face mental health crisis over plight of relatives who remain in Xinjiang

Source: South China Morning Post Several years ago, Ilshat Hassan contemplated buying a gun. He was receiving threats over the phone and online from people who took issue with his advocacy for the Uygur people, he says, and feared for the safety of his family. But his wife objected, and Hassan eventually abandoned the idea. […]