The sanctions come days after the US announced a travel ban and asset freeze on top Xinjiang officials.
Memetrusul Hesen describes years of seeking information about his family from exile in Kyrgyzstan.
Rights groups had urged President Donald Trump to utilize the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act for weeks after it became law.
An expert says Beijing is increasingly desperate to stop him from exposing abuses in the region.
An expert says the White House should publicly define the nature of abuses in the region.
A bipartisan group of Congressmen and Senators call for Magnitsky Act sanctions against those responsible for the policy.
Morgan Ortagus discusses the next phase of the US approach to the persecution of the Uyghurs.
Businesses are warned to be aware of the ‘reputational, economic, and legal risks’ of such ties.
Adrian Zenz says the measures ‘undergird a wider game plan of ethno-racial domination’ in the region.
Uyghur and Tibetan rights groups call for international community to hold Beijing accountable.
A Uyghur who studied abroad questions his decision not to return home amid reports of his father’s detention.
Sam Brownback says a new law ‘requires’ the US to review ways to end rights abuses in Xinjiang.
The president has said he hadn’t done so because he didn’t want to derail earlier trade negotiations with Beijing.
US President Donald Trump has wide discretion to implement the bill he signed into law this week.
Azimet Enver was detained in 2018 along with his father who had visited him in Turkey.
A Turkey-based Uyghur tells how she learned of her family’s imprisonment in Xinjiang from the Chinese Embassy.
The new law is the first by any government to target China for its persecution of Uyghurs in the region.
A former student says the curriculum is now ‘completely Chinese’ and that the school resembles a ‘prison.’
Courtyards must now include an animal pen, vegetable garden, and paved verandah, sources say.
Uyghurs and other Muslims were detained for beards and headscarves, as well as abstaining from alcohol.
Qurban Mamut’s U.S.-based son believes his father was targeted to gain leverage over him.
A Turkey-based Uyghur says his father was coerced into demanding he stop campaigning on behalf of his jailed mother.
UHRP says China hopes to eradicate the historical significance of the ‘cradle of Uyghur culture.’
The graveyard is the latest of dozens in the region that have been razed in recent years.
The retired doctor disappeared days after her sister spoke out against abuses in Xinjiang.
Profits are significant with free labor but may also benefit from the sourcing of raw materials.
The bill, which targets officials complicit in the violations, now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.
The appointment comes ahead of a vote on a bill to sanction China over rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Observers say despoiling the region’s most important mosque signals ‘an effective ban on the Islamic faith.’
Lawmakers say the treaty is unlikely to see the light of day in parliament and that they would oppose it.