China’s Systematic Persecution of Uyghurs

This panel, organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, took place in Washington, DC on March 5, 2020. Video of the event is available on the Center’s Facebook page.

The Chinese government is persecuting Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China, on the basis of their religion and ethnicity. Between one and three million Uyghurs—of a population of 12 million—are currently in some form of detention, and those who are not still face rapidly tightening control restricting their ability to express their identity. Watch a replay of our March 2020 event with experts discussing the situation.

Rushan Abbas, Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs
Jessica Batke, Senior Editor, ChinaFile
Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Alim Seytoff, Director of Uyghur Service, Radio Free Asia
Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow in China Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation