The Uyghur people of the Xinjiang region in China are facing a brutal government campaign to destroy their core religious and cultural identity. China has turned the Xinjiang region into a repressive military-police state where Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities face intrusive technological surveillance, modern day slavery, forced sterilizations and abortions, and imprisonment in so-called “re-education” concentration camps.
The government also uses many Uyghurs as slave labor to produce goods in Xinjiang and in several other regions of China. Government and media reports have determined that:
Many Uyghurs face enslavement through forced labor fields & factories
Products, including face masks, made with forced Uyghur labor have entered and been sold in American and western markets
Evidence of Uyghur forced labor was found in the supply chains of 82 global companies, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Nike, and Volkswagen
Learn more about the Uyghur’s situation and what you can do to help stand for freedom for these oppressed people.
About eleven million Uyghurs live in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China and the large majority are Muslim.
Learn more about these people and why they are facing persecution below.
Click below to see the imprisoned reality that so many Uyghurs face.
Forced Sterilization and Abortion
Some experts are calling this coordinated campaign to reduce Uyghur birthrates a “demographic genocide.” The AP reports that "The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands"
Modern Day Slavery
The products of these persecuted Uyghurs are even sold in markets throughout the world. Take a minute to learn what you can do to stop this modern day slavery.
Through cameras, phone tracking, and AI analysis, Chinese authorities look for any indication of potential non-compliance with their social vision. Residents of Xinjiang are rated on a social compliance scale based on this surveillance
This technologies are not only used in Xinjiang, but are potentially going to be used in the rest of China and are already being exported to other authoritarian governments.
- French lawmakers officially recognise China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’ - FRANCE 24 English January 20, 2022
- Two Uyghurs in Saudi Arabia Fear Deportation to China - VOA News January 19, 2022
- Golden State Warriors distance from minority owner after his comments about Uyghurs - ESPN Australia January 18, 2022
- Warriors minority owner under fire for comments on Uyghurs - Your Valley January 18, 2022
- The U.S. declared China's treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide. A Golden State Warriors co-owner said 'nobody cares.' - The Union Leader January 18, 2022
- Warriors' minority owner walks back comments on Uyghurs - CNN January 18, 2022
- 'Nobody cares about the Uyghurs' lands Warriors minority owner in hot water - NPR January 18, 2022
- Parental control, inheritance, Uyghurs: This week in French parliament - The Connexion January 17, 2022
- China finally faces heat for abuse of Uyghurs - Tehelka January 16, 2022
- China Embassy Twitter Still Locked One Year Later for Dehumanizing Uyghurs - Newsweek January 12, 2022
- Uyghurs who fled China face lengthy asylum backlogs - Roll Call January 11, 2022
- Olympic corporate partner 'proud' of sponsorship despite China's treatment of Uyghurs - Fox News January 10, 2022
- Uyghurs in Turkey file criminal complaint against Chinese officials - Reuters January 4, 2022
- Olympic Committee Becomes Latest Target of Critics of Treatment of Uyghurs - The Wall Street Journal January 4, 2022
- Why US Is Raising Pressure on China Over Treatment of Tibetans, Uyghurs - VOA News January 2, 2022
- No Happy New Year for Uyghurs in hiding - Free Malaysia Today January 1, 2022
- China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs. American Jews must act now - Forward December 30, 2021
Uyghurs for Sale Report
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute investigated how the forced labor camps in China work and how the products of those camps have entered the global supply chains of many Western companies.
HRW Uyghur Page
Human Rights Watch continually releases articles, videos, and resources on their site that provide updates on the Uyghur situation.
Coalition to End Forced Uyghur Labour
This is a coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions working to ensure that leading companies are not supporting or benefiting from the enslavement of the Uyghur population.