She says the US risks losing its moral authority if it does not confront China on its treatment of Uyghurs.
Alimjan Emet was beaten to death after denying allegations he had prayed in secret.
Ambassador Nathan Sales calls the claims a pretext to ‘wage war on religion’ in the region.
They also demand unfettered access for UN experts to camps in the region.
Mihrabs are traditionally built into homes to signify the direction one faces when praying.
Officials say Chinese minders bring alcohol and pork, and expect every household member to partake.
Experts believe the July 5, 2009 violence marked a turning point leading to today’s mass internment camps.
Mujahid Yusof Rawa had described the camp as a “training and vocational center.”
Qaharjan Qawul had been detained for calling ‘blacklisted’ families and traveling to Turkey.
But rights groups dismiss his remarks as propaganda and call him a traitor to the Uyghur community.
Aytursun Eli was targeted by police after she travelled to Dubai for her tourist agency.
China has detained hundreds of thousands of Muslims accused of extremism, while Rohingya continue to face violence at the hands of Myanmar’s military.
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.
Alim Ahet, the founder of an influential software firm, disappeared in early 2018.