An official says there are no plans to release the approximately 6,000 detainees.
New estimates suggest 30 percent of the region’s Uyghurs are made to undergo political ‘re-education' in camps or daily sessions.
State media reports on the proposal, as well as a plan to outfit Muslim pilgrims with GPS devices.
The lawmakers call on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appeal for their unconditional release.
Beijing faces high-level criticism in Washington for violating the rights of the Muslim minority.
Veteran Chinese dissident Hu Jia calls for international scrutiny to protect jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti
Men who escaped from a Thai detention center could face deportation to China.
If the students do not take part in the campaign, they cannot re-enroll in their universities.
Authorities in Xinjiang put scissors to skirts in public to enforce a ban on long skirts worn by ethnic minorities.
Tursun Izchi, who was injured in the Chinese military crackdown on Uyghurs amid ethnic unrest in Urumchi, recalls events on the ninth anniversary.
Officials confirm she had been held for a year after being accused of ‘religious extremism.’
They are sent to facilities where conditions are reportedly overcrowded and ‘terrible.’
A judicial department official confirms that authorities have a ‘target’ to meet.
Former inmates and relatives describe beatings, torture and humiliation of detainees, as well as deaths from ill-health and violence.
Most were elderly detainees who expired as a result of complications from high blood pressure, officials say.
Reports say authorities are also recruiting dozens of armed guards to secure the facilities.
A local police officer says that almost all of Yingsher village’s adult males have been detained.
FIFPro calls Erfan Hezim ‘one of China’s most promising young footballers.’
A prominent Uyghur exile leader says he was prevented from learning of his mother’s death for more than three weeks.
Abdulreshit Seley Hajim, 65, was taken to a camp in Gulja nine months earlier and had a blunt-force head wound, his brother says.
A Uyghur in Malaysia says she recently learned that her mother was detained in a political re-education camp by authorities in Xinjiang.
Sources say the two men were targeted as part of a crackdown on so-called ‘two-faced’ officials.
She may have been targeted for studying in a country deemed a hotbed of Muslim ‘extremism.’
She is believed to be one of several detained relatives of two men who run a bakery in Egypt.
The US delegation says China is engaging in ‘a reprisal against an individual.’
Agreements are signed pledging to eat during the Islamic holy month.
Sources say he was arrested in February after returning from a concert in Shanghai.
Cadres collect information on families and indoctrinate them during their ‘visits.’
Uyghurs suggest arrest of Chinese obscures fact that the Muslim group is authorities' main target.
He had admitted at a ‘confession meeting’ that he took his son there to meet other children.