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.’