But rights groups dismiss his remarks as propaganda and call him a traitor to the Uyghur community.
One Indonesian Muslim leader praised the internment camps as “great” for teaching Uyghurs life skills.
Chinese authorities entered the embassy grounds and removed the family before returning them to Xinjiang.
Washington says “highly inappropriate” visit risks endorsing Beijing’s problematic view of the Uyghur issue.
Reports suggest Nurmemet Tohti was only released after becoming incapacitated by diabetes and heart disease.
If accepted, Michele Bachelet would become the highest level UN official to visit the region.
The five-year-old girl’s body was recovered from a river nearly a week after she died, sources say.
Senior Pentagon, State Department officials see security threats arising from abuses of Muslims and seek global response.
The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act would seek accountability for China’s harsh crackdown in Xinjiang.
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback warns that appeasing China on its Uyghur detention camps will embolden Beijing and other repressive regimes.
State Department says “human rights abuses in Xinjiang must end and they must end now.”
Human Rights Watch challenges the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on its silence about Uyghurs.
They are told that eating pork will help create ‘unity among nationalities’ when they are released.
Bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act calls for attention to plight of Uyghurs, security threats from crackdown.
Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.
A report urges Uyghurs to ensure a future for the language through intergenerational transmission.
Scott Busby discusses State Department concerns over the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
The peaceful advocate for Uyghur rights and better ethnic relations 'embodies a fearlessness to which we all aspire,' a US senator says.