Since the spring of 2017, China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has adopted a clandestine policy of sending many of its ethnic minority citizens – notably, the Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Hui – to concentration camps aimed at erasing their ethnoreligious identities and teaching them to worship the Chinese Communist Party. By some estimates, over a million have been interned in such camps. In addition, many have been sent to prisons or have been held unlawfully in detention centers.

This database seeks to give a voice to the friends and loved ones of these victims, so that they may add their grievances to the ever increasing pool of testimonies against the inhumane situation in Xinjiang. It is our hope that, in hearing their voices, the world will slowly come to understand the seriousness and direness of the catastrophe in Xinjiang. As goes the Uyghur proverb, tama – tama köl bolar (“drop by drop a lake is formed”).

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