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ALL ABOUT UYGHURS

WHO ARE THE UYGHURS

We are Turkic muslims who majoritarily live in the Central Asia area commonly known as East Turkistan. In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party took possession of our homeland and annexed it as the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” (XUAR), “Xinjiang'', meaning “new territory” in Mandarin.

We predominantly speak Uyghur which is part of the Turkic group of language families. We are considered among the oldest Turkic-speaking people of Central Asia.

IMPORTANT UYGHUR DYNASTIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

  • 552 to 744: Kök Türk Khaganate

  • 744 to 840: Uyghur Ali state

  • 870 to 1036: The Ganzhu Uyghur Kingdom

  • 842 to 1212: The Karakhanid Dynasty

  • 856/866 to 1318: The Qocho Uyghur Kingdom

  • 13th to 17th century: The Chaghatay Kingdom

  • 1514 to 1696: The Yarkant Uyghur Khanate

  • Late 17th to 19th century: The Qumul and Turpan Uyghur Baks

  • 1864 to 1877: The Yakup Bak which lasted until the Qing invasion

  • November 1933 - February 1934: First Republic of East Turkistan

  • 1944 to 1949: Second Republic of East Turkistan

Click here to watch our summarized video about Uyghur history

EAST TURKISTAN

GEOGRAPHY Of EAST TURKISTAN

East Turkistan, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, lies in the heart of Central Asia, beyond a logical boundary of China: the Great Wall. Its current territorial size is 1.82 million square kilometers, which is as large as the Republic of Turkey. There are 14 provinces, 32 big cities, 87 small cities in East Turkistan. Over 30 million Uyghurs, Turkic-speaking people and other Turkic people live there.

Historically, East Turkistan is a part of Central Asia, but it was annexed by China in 1949.

East Turkestan has a diverse geography with grand deserts, impressive mountains, large forests and beautiful lakes. More than 43% of East Turkestan is covered by deserts and another 40% is covered by mountains. East Turkestan borders are China and Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west and Tibet to the south.

DEMOGRAPHY OF EAST TURKISTAN

As early as 1950, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) implemented migration policies to encourage the Han Chinese to migrate to East Turkistan in order to have a better control of the land and to slowly dilute the Uyghur identity. According to demographic records, those policies worked. In 1945, Uyghurs made up 82.7% of the population compared to 6% Han Chinese. By 2008, we made 46.1% of the population compared to 39.2% Han Chinese. Now, the CCP is taking extreme measures such as sterilization, internment camps, mass migration for forced labour, residential schools for Uyghur children, etc. (for more information, please visit our Uyghur Genocide tab)

National Emblem of East Turkistan

On November 12, 1933, at the beginning of the First Republic of East Turkistan, the National Emblem, designed by East Turkistan Independence Association, was adopted as the official national emblem by the Parliament and Ministers of the First Republic of East Turkistan.

The crescent symbolizes the revival of East Turkistan and Uyghurs, and the joy and happiness of having established the First Republic of East Turkistan.

The 18 round circles surrounding the crescent refer to the 9 Uyghur Tribes and the 9 Oghuz Tribes of East Turkistan.

The three stars above the crescent represent the three prominent states that were established by Uyghurs in East Turkistan: the Kök Türk Khaganate (552-744), the Uyghur Ali State (744-840), and the Karakhanid Dynasty (840-1212).

To this day, this national emblem continues to be used and accepted by all Uyghur organizations across the world.

National Flag of East Turkistan

At the beginning of the 20th century, Uyghurs sought to restore the independence of the East Turkistan territory and this led to the awakening of an Uyghur led national movement whose goal was to liberate East Turkistan from the Chinese.

Years after the War of National Liberation, the First Republic of East Turkistan was established in November 1933 and ended in April 1934. During that time, the Kök Bayraq (which means Blue Flag in Uyghur), proposed by the East Turkistan Independence Association, was adopted as the national flag after being unanimously accepted by all the ministers of the Republic.

The Kök Bayraq was also the national flag of the Second East Turkistan Republic (November 12, 1944 - December 22, 1949). Since 1949, East Turkistan integrated into the People's Republic of China and the national flag has been banned in China.

To this day, the national flag remains a symbol of East Turkistan’s independence for all of us, Uyghurs.

National ANTHEM of East Turkistan

The national anthem of East Turkistan, “Qurtulush Marshi” (On the Path to Salvation), was written by Memet Ali Tewfiq in 1933 and was first sung as the official National Anthem at the start of the First East Turkistan Republic on November 12, 1933.

Click here to listen to the National Anthem of East Turkistan

Uyghur Alphabet

The Uyghur Arab script (i.e., the Official Uyghur Script) is derived from the Arabic script and is primarily used by us, Uyghurs. The first Uyghur Arab script was developed in the 10th century when we embraced Islam. It was called Chaghatay Uyghur script and is also known as Kona Yezik which means “Old Script” in the Uyghur language. This script was used from the 10th to 19th century by us. It was the main script used by writers in the early 1920s. As the alphabet evolved with time, other scripts emerged and now, we use the Official Uyghur Script since 1982. The modern Uyghur Arab script was made official in 1978 and has been reinstituted in 1983 by the Chinese government.

UYGHUR CULTURE

Uyghur Literature

Uyghur literature has a long and rich history and it thrived for centuries. Uyghur scholars wrote thousands of renowned and valuable books in which important knowledge was shared. Two of the most popular and influential books were written by Yusuf Has Hajip whose work is entitled Kutatku Bilig (The Knowledge for Happiness) published on 1069-1070 and by Mahmud Kashgari who wrote a dictionary of Turk languages, titled Divan-i Lughat-it Turk.

Yusuf Has Hajip

The 12 Muqams

The 12 Uyghur Muqams are our national oral epic and have been designated by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The 12 Muqams are composed of classic and folk poetry, songs, dances and classical music. It takes approximately 24 hours to finish a round of a 12 Muqam performance.

The Uyghur Genocide

Overview

In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took possession of East Turkistan and annexed the region as "Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region". Xinjiang means "new territory" in Mandarin. Before the Communist regime decided to colonize our land, we, Uyghurs, were a majority in East Turkistan. However, in the mid to late 90s, there was a rapid influx of Han Chinese immigrants in the region because of the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to slowly eradicate the Uyghur identity (for more information, please visit our Demography tab). Now, there are over 30 million Uyghurs in East Turkistan - one of the largest ethnic minorities in the world.

Since 2017, the CCP uses extreme measures violating human rights to eradicate the Uyghur identity in East Turkistan such as internment camps, Chinese residential schools for children, forced marriage of young Uyghur girls to Han Chinese men, sterilization of Uyghur women, mass migration of Uyghur to forced labour camps for from East Turkistan and prison.

The CCP is proactively hiding the oppression and the atrocities Uyghurs are facing from the world. At first, they were denying the existence of concentration camps and all the atrocities Uyghurs in East Turkistan are facing, but now that documented evidence is out there and they could not deny it anymore. They took a different approach and started admitting that internment camps exist, but painted them as “re-education centers” for criminals and potential terrorists.

Don’t be influenced by Chinese propaganda! What is happening right now to Uyghurs in East Turkistan is an active genocide.

WHY ARE UYGHURS TARGETED by China

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants total control of East Turkistan and to do so, it has implemented policies to eradicate us, Uyghurs, from the world. The primary reason China wants total control of our motherland is that China is economically dependent on East Turkistan. Indeed, numerous critical resources primarily come from East Turkistan. It is rich in energy resources, as it accounts for nearly 40% of China’s coal reserves, 20% of China’s oil and gas and 20% of China’s potential wind energy. East Turkistan has also a strategic geographical location and it is the biggest “province” in China. By 2013, East Turkistan has become even more important to China since it launched the “Belt and Road” initiative, a trillion-dollar investment. It is meant to boost China’s economy and political influence all around the world. East Turkistan is the most important corridor for this whole project.

The Numerous Resources of East Turkistan

East Turkistan’s (i.e., Xinjiang) contribution to China’s economy is undeniable and China has come to be economically dependent on its resources to prosper economically. The country has invested heavily into industry and energy projects in the region.

East Turkistan has a third of the national oil and gas reserves which are the largest natural gas reserve nationwide. The East Turkistan region holds 40% of China’s coal reserves which are the largest in the country. It also gives 60% of China’s output in coton and its lands are full of rich minerals.

Location of East Turkistan in the map

East Turkistan sits between China and Central Asia which is a window opening to the West for the Chinese economy.

The Size of East Turkistan

East Turkistan’s territorial size is 1.82 million square kilometers and it is a sixth of China’s territory! However, less than 1% of China’s population live there and this is an opportunity for China to overcome their overpopulation problem as they are assimilating Uyghurs by sending Han Chinese to East Turkistan.

Click here for a quick video explianing why Uyghurs are targeted by China

Click here for a more in depth video of why East Turkistan is so important to China

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

The World's Silence on the Uyghur GENOCIDE

The phrase that money makes the world go round could not be any closer to the truth. China’s power and influence is now more active than ever as most countries are economically tied to China and are benefitting from investments worth billions of dollars. China has the power to end economic and diplomatic/political ties and to threaten multiple countries as it is a key-partner to many countries' economy. For example, many muslim countries are member of the Chinese-led Infrastructure Investment Bank. Pakistan is indebted to China for more than 60 billion $ in loans because of the Economic Corridor Infrastruture projects. China is responsible for one tenth of Saudi Arabia’s oil export and a third of Iran’s. China is Malaysia’s top source of foreing investment. Even if several countries have spoken out about other causes like the Rohingya one, they have been silent to the Uyghur plight.

Many countries have agreed to deport Uyghurs, Uyghurs with non-chinese citizenship, international Uyghur students, Uyghur orphans and other Turkic refugees to China even though they know that they will be faced with prison, concentration camps and potentially death. Some Uyghurs are still threatened and scared to go back home, to East Turkistan.

While 22 United Nations ambassadors from countries like Canada and Germany signed a letter condemning China’s mass detentions of the Uyghurs and urged them to be shut down, 46 United Nations ambassadors from countries like Saudi Arabia and North Korea signed a statement praising the concentration camps. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince even stated that China has the right to defend itself. Of course, this comes after signing multi-million trade deals.

The following list regroups the 46 governments supporting and approving Chinese policies against Uyghurs in the statement made public on July 1, 2020 at the 44th session of the United Nations Human Right Council:

Bahrain
Belarus
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
China
Comoros
Congo
Cuba
North Korea
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Iran
Iraq
Laos
Lesotho
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Solomon Island
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Togo
United Arab Emirates
Venezuela
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The world has failed Uyghurs.

Click here for a more in depth explanation of why muslim countries are silent to the ongoing Uyghur genocide

Click here for another article explaining why most countries have stayed silent to what is happening right now to Uyghurs.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

An estimated 3 million Uyghurs are held in Nazi-style concentration camps in China.

WHY DOES CHINA WANT TO "RE-EDUCATE" UYGHURS?

The purpose behind the concentration camps, or as China labels them “re-education centers”, is to erase the Uyghur identity once and for all by indoctrinating Uyghurs to follow the Chinese Communist Party, denouncing their religion of Islam, and letting go of their rich Uyghur culture.

"Absolutely No Mercy"

In the beginning, there were a lot of speculations about the concentration camps as Uyghurs were randomly going missing and rumours in the streets had it that such camps were built in remote areas. Of course, the Chinese government denied having concentration camps. At a UN meeting in Geneva in August 2018, the delegation from China told the committee that, “there is no such thing as re-education centers in Xinjiang and it is completely untrue that China put 1 million Uyghurs into re-education camps... Xinjiang citizens, including the Uyghurs, enjoy equal freedom and rights”.

China denied the existence of the camps at first but leaked documents of these concentration camps started to surface around.

“Absolutely No Mercy” is a message from the 400+ leaked pages of internal Chinese documents. Click here for a chilling crackdown.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THOSE CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Recently, documents have been revealed that expose the harsh conditions and practices that happen in these so called Vocational Education and Training Centers. With armed police everywhere, bath and toilet breaks are strictly managed and controlled “to prevent escapes”.

From reports of rape to being electrified, the active ethnic, demographic and religious genocide forces Uyghurs to denounce Islam and seperate famillies by sending Uyghur parents to concentration camps and Uyghur children to orphanages where they are brainwashed from their Uyghur identity. Those in the camps get beat up if they dare to pray and they are force fed during the month of Ramadan as any practice of Islam is forbidden. Detained women are also forced to take unknown medications, including pills that make them faint. A former detainee described these camps as a “concentration camp... much more horrifying than prison”.

In these centers, speaking is forbidden unless it is to answer official questions in Mandarin. Failure to speak Mandarin fluently results in beatings and deprivation of food for days. That said, cell phones are strictly forbidden in order to stop collisions between the inside and outside world.

More dazzling, there is a point system in place and those that earn points from speaking Mandarin and adhering to the inhumane orders in place. Those that “pass” may get to “graduate”.

My hands bled from their beatings...each time I was electrocuted, my whole body would shake violently and I could feel the pain in my veins... I thought I would rather die than go through this torture and begged them to kill me.” - Mihrigul Tursun, an Uyghur woman who survived the camps

Click here to watch Mihrigul Tursun’s interview

Proof of concentration camps in China

One of the undeniable proofs of these camps were from a law student in Canada, Shawn Zhang, who did his research and was able to locate the concentration camps on satellite images using the leaked files and official Chinese documents such as, equipment orders and construction permits. He then drew his own map of his findings and published it. According to him, there are over hundreds of camps all over Xinjiang.

Click here to watch his discussion about his shocking findings.

Click here for a quick video showing more proof that these concentration camps exist

Click here to read BBC News' article on China's Hidden Camps

Click here for a shorter read by ABC News of a former detainee detailing life inside the camps.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Mass surveillance

East Turkistan (i.e., Xinjiang) is now an open air prison with police headquarters and checkpoints everywhere. We, Uyghurs, among other Turkic minorities, are constantly scanned on a daily basis and their phones are automatically searched at checkpoints. We are being monitored with cutting-edge technology - everyday and everywhere. It is not just inside the camps that Uyghurs have lost their freedom, even those that are living at home are not comfortable as there are also armed tanks and checkpoints everywhere.

"Just shoot me. I can't live like this" says an Uyghur man as he's explaining the harsh reality of living under surveillance.

Visit the videos below for more in depth information about the ongoing mass surveillance in East Turkistan.

Click her to know more about life inside China's total surveillance state

Click here to learn more about China's facial recognition and state control

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Forced Marriages of Young Uyghur girls to han Chinese men

Uyghur women are forced to marry Chinese Han men against their will despite the fact that the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man is forbidden, let alone, a forced marriage against their will. The goal behind this practice is to erase our identity as forcing Uyghur young women to marry a non-Uyghur, non-muslim man ensures that the children will not be Uyghur nor Muslims.

"This Chinese brother is 45 years old. This girl is only 16 years old." A friend of the "bride" speaks out about how his 16 year old Uyghur friend was threatened to marry a 45 year old Chinese man. When her family refused and were sent to the camps, the man broke into the house, raped her and gave her no choice but to marry him as she was all alone and helpless against the Chinese government.

Listen here to know more about the reality of young Uyghur women under the Chinese Communist Party.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Forced Sterilization of Uyghur women

One of the undeniable proofs of these camps were from a law student in Canada, Shawn Zhang, who did his research and was able to locate the concentration camps on satellite images using the leaked files and official Chinese documents such as, equipment orders and construction permits. He then drew his own map of his findings and published it. According to him, there are over hundreds of camps all over Xinjiang.

"This should shock the conscious of the people in civilized world" - Nury Turkel, U.S. Commissioner on International Religious Freedom.

Click here to watch Nury Turkel' interview.

Click here for more reported evidence of the forced sterilization of Uyghur women.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Forced Labour of Uyghurs: Modern Day Slavery

It has been approximately three years since the Chinese government implemented a policy of involuntary relocation of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities to factories all across China. More than 80 000 Uyghurs have been relocated from their land, and Chinese authorities intend to deport another one million. The purpose of this strategic policy of forced labour is to eradicate the Uyghur identity by separating Uyghurs from their people and by diminishing the number of Uyghurs in their respective land, East Turkistan (i.e., Xinjiang), while financially benefiting from it. Uyghurs are also replacing Chinese workers who were sent home due to COVID19 measures. These adopted measures are part of the demographic and cultural genocide happening right now to Uyghurs.

In factories across China, many Uyghur workers face harsh and "military-style management" and outside work hours, they are forced to attend Mandarin language classes, participate in “patriotic education”, and are prevented from practising their religion, all as apart of their "outside work activities".

While Nike refuses to stop using Uyghur forced labour, Adidas and Lacoste agreed to take the necessary steps to stop Uyghur forced labour across China.

The 81 following multinational companies benefitting from Uyghur slavery are:

Abercrombie & Fitch
Acer
Alstom
Amazon
Apple
ASUS
BAIC Motor
BMW
Bombardier
Bosch
BYD
Calvin Klein
Candy
Carter’s
Cerruti 1881
Changan Automobile
Cisco
CRRC
Dell
Electrolux
Fila
Founder Group
GAC Group (automobiles)
Gap
Geely Auto
General Electrics
General Motors
Google
Goertek
H&M
Haier
Hart Schaffner Marx
Hisense
Hitachi
HP
HTC
Huawei
iFlyTek
Jack & Jones
Jaguar
Japan Display Inc.
L.L.Bean
Land Rover
Lenovo
LG
Li-Ning
Mayor
Meizu
Mercedes-Benz
MG
Microsoft
Mitsubishi
Mitsumi
Nike
Nintendo
Nokia
The North Face
Oculus
Oppo
Panasonic
Polo Ralph Lauren
Puma
Roewe
SAIC Motor
Samsung
SGMW
Sharp
Siemens
Skechers
Sony
TDK
Tommy Hilfiger
Toshiba
Tsinghua Tongfang
Uniqlo
Victoria’s Secret
Vivo, Volkswagen
Xiaomi
Zara
Zegna
ZTE

Click here for Australian Strategic Policy Institute's Report on China using Uyghurs as slaves

Click here for the CECC Staff Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Chinese RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR UYGHUR CHILDREN

By 2017, the Chinese authorities have reportedly separated half a million of Uyghur children from their parents to carry out their assimilation campaign on Uyghurs. In order to assimilate and indoctrinate Uyghur children at an early age and to separate them from their parents, our children are sent to state-run boarding schools. They are often forced to enroll because the Chinese authorities have sent their parents to concentration camps, to prison or to jobs far away from home. The authorities also see multiple Uyghur parents or legal guardians as unfit and their children are taken away from them.


"After parents are locked up in transformation through education camps, their children end up in the government’s hands – mistreated, malnourished, and depressed"

Furthermore, ten of thousands of teachers, often Han Chinese - China’s dominant ethnic group, from all across China have been assigned to these boarding schools and Uyghur teachers and educators have been sent to concentration camps.

These state-run schools are tightly guarded and off limits to outsiders, but some troubling pictures and videos of these schools have emerged from Uyghur parents in exile, government records, state media reports and blogs from teachers of these schools.

ERADICATION OF MOSQUES

Since 2016, satellite imagery, researchers and campaigners have shown evidence that the Chinese Communist Party is razing, demolishing, shutting down and transforming hundreds if not thousands of our mosques from all over East Turkistan (i.e., Xinjiang). Our major shrines which were sites of mass pilgrimage are also being destroyed. Moreover, those who are still open are under heavy surveillance by the Chinese Communist Party and they are empty as we, Uyghurs, and other Turkic minorities are not allowed to practice our religion and we are suffering from severe religious oppression. The destruction of these historical and religious sites is to assimilate our next generation and to disconnect us from our land and ancestors.

Click here for a short video of satellite images showing the demolishment of mosques.

Click here for a more in depth take.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Organ Trafficking

China sells “halal organs” harvested from Uyghur prisoners.

For more than 20 years, China has been the international center for heart organ trafficking. The industry is worth 1 billion euros. In the USA, it takes 3.6 years to get a kidney transplant, but in China, it takes 12 days. This is explained by the fact that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has implemented a vast system of forced organ harvesting from Uyghurs prisoners in internment camps. It has a huge bank of “halal organs”. Those organs are called “halal” because they are harvested from Uyghurs muslims in concentration. Concentration camps are a bank of “living” organs as millions of Uyghur detainees undergo blood tests, DNA collection and organ tests before their organs are harvested.

Evidence-based reports revealed that the CCP has an industrial chain of organ trafficking, from forced organ harvesting to exportation. It provides 69 000 to 100 000 illegal organs harvested from Uyghur prisoners to countries all around the world. As reference, the price for 1 illegal kidney is 150 000 euros.
The main buyers are: North America, the Middle East and Europe.

Uyghur organs are highly in demand by muslim buyers in the Gulf, mainly in Saudi Arabia. Some buyers pay China in advance and “order” organs of Uyghur detainees who are still alive. Moreover, leaked footage reveals that children are not spared as their organs are so profitable. This organ trafficking is so efficient that it is transported on a large scale abroad. In airports near illegal organ harvesting facilities, specific signs indicating directions leading to airplanes specially made for illegal organ transportation are found.

Some surgeons who witnessed organ trafficking revealed that organs are harvested from Uyghurs while they are alive and not sedated. They are kept alive for their heart to pump blood to organs while surgeons harvest them.
An independent court did an investigation and analyzed all the evidence on organ trafficking in China. They judge the CCP guilty of crimes against humanity.

Click here for a testimony of a surgeon who harvested organs from an Uyghur detainee.

For more articles and videos, please check out our Resources tab.

Support Uyghurs

Organizations

A list of ONG and charity organizations that support Uyghurs (in alphabetical order). Click on each organization to access their website.

Activists

A list of activists fighting for Uyghurs' human rights (in alphabetical order). Click on their respective username(s) to follow them on social media.

PETITIONS TO SIGN

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SAVE UYGHURS

  • Send an e-mail to the Chinese government to stop targeting Uyghurs through Amnesty's site

  • To Put an End to Concentration Camps in China, sign this petition via Change.org

  • Call on the UN Human Rights Council, our parliaments and legislatures and firms who have business ties with China to address and condemn the Uyghur genocide. Through AVAAZ.org

  • Tell China to Stop Targeting Uyghurs via Amnesty

  • Release 3 Million Uyghurs Before Coronavirus Outbreaks in Concentration Camp via Change.org

No Rights, No Games

China is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing while millions of Uyghurs are living under harsh conditions, both in and out of the concentration camps. The International Olympic Committee cannot allow such a country, that does not respect human rights, to host the games. It will be against the Olympic spirit to award the 2022 Winter Games to the same country that arrested those that spoke out about the human rights abuses during the 2008 Summer Olympics. "China made promises during its bid to host the 2008 Games, but the opposite happened, and the human rights situation got much worse in the aftermath" Raxit, spokesman of the World Uyghur Congress.

Sign the petition to remind the International Olympic Committee that the Olympic Games must be held in a country that follows international laws

Free Uyghur Prisoners

  • Free Abuduaini Kadier - a Uyghur businessman secretly tried and sentenced for no reason. In July 2017, the Egyptian authorities rounded up hundred of Uyghurs in Eygpt and handed them over to the Chinese government. Both Kadier and his son in law, Yiliyasijiang Reheman, went missing.

  • Free Buzainafu Abudourexiti- arrested on charges of "assembling a crowd to disturb social order", Buzainafu was detained as she was about to join her husband in Australia.

  • Free Huseyin Celil- A Canadian and Uyghur human rights activist arrested while visiting his family in Uzbekistan.

  • Free Gulshan Abbas- a retired doctor, Rushan Abbas believes her sister was taken away after Rushan Abbas made a speech about the mass detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

  • Free Mahira- arrested without any legal representation, nor evidence for the "crime" she's accused of. Mahira has been sending money to her parents in Australia to aid her parents in buying a house but China accused her of "giving material support to terrorist activity".

Stop Forced Labor

As mentioned in the forced labour tab, over 81 notable companies violate Human Rights and use Uyghurs as slaves. We call on this horrendous practice to be stopped immediately.

Place pressure on companies complicit in forced labour by following the email template found here

Canadians, call on the Canadian government to take concrete measures to strengthen the rules for businesses and uphold human rights.
Sign the petition addressed to the House of Commons

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Uyghur Businesses

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Uyghur Instagram Pages

A list of Instagram pages for Uyghur news, culture and other related posts (in alphabetical order). Click on their respective username to access their Instagram page.

Uyghur Youtube Channels

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