Donald Trump is not the only leader who fails to defend the Uighur community.
It was a rare spark of hope for China’s Uighur ethnic group, which makes up almost half the population of western Xinjiang. On June 17, President Donald Trump signed the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act. The aim is to punish Chinese authorities for human rights violations in Xinjiang, where, since 2017, perhaps 1 million people, including about one in ten Uighurs, have been migrated – without trial – to a new gulag. They were selected for “training” for habits such as praying too often to Allah, exaggerated appreciation for Turkish culture or refusing to watch state television.
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