World Uyghur Congress Releases New Report on the Use of Forced Labour in East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
10 November 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress has released a new report, Forced Labour in East Turkestan: State-Sanctioned Hashar System, detailing the continued use of forced labour among with Uyghur population in East Turkestan. China has been imposing forced labour on the Uyghur community primarily in the region’s southern prefectures, despite China officially abolishing the similar practice of “re-education through labour” back in November 2013.

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In a parched corner of Xinjiang, ancient water tunnels are running dry

The New York Times, 22 September 2016


By Andrew Jacobs — It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of Turpan, an ancient Silk Road outpost.

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Clashes as Armed Police Take Over China’s Rebel Village in Dawn Raid

Radio Free Asia, 13 September 2016


RFA Uyghur Service — Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Tuesday fired tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets in a massive dawn raid cracking down on weeks of protests in the rebel village of Wukan.

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