School officials determined the Uyghur pair were in custody after they failed to return following summer break.
Abdughopur Abdureshid’s family asks Kabul for help after only recently learning he was detained in 2017.
Police and military forces used sniffer dogs, a crane and drones to search for the men, who sawed iron bars to break out of an immigration detention center.
All four men were either making a pilgrimage to Mecca or legally permitted to live in Saudi Arabia.
Ablet Bawudun had been detained in 2017 in excellent physical condition.
Abdurehim Gheni says he believes authorities responded to an inquiry because of his relentless protests.
Jewher Ilham says more countries need to condemn China for its repression in the region.
Tohti has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for working to reconcile Uyghurs and Hans.
Yao Qiang’s appointment as president marks an end to more than seven decades of Uyghur leadership at XJU.
Thirty-nine nations sign a resolution, up from 23 who backed a similar one last year.
Ablikim Kalkun is sentenced to 18 years over content that would have been pre-approved by censors.
Qelbinur Sidik describes her experiences working at Xinjiang internment camps.
Tursunjan Sawut and his wife Gulbehrem were taken into custody by police in a night raid three years ago on their home, according to information just recently received.
Some are sent straight from the camps to the factories, where they work 12 hours a day with only one day free per month.
The ban joins similar restrictions on religious observance by Uyghurs under the age of 65, with those breaking the rules sent to Xinjiang's vast network of re-education camps.
Hardline speech "shows that Xi has supported these atrocious policies from the beginning," says researcher Adrian Zenz.
ASPI report, drawing on new satellite data, puts the lie to Beijing's recent claims that the "re-education centers" are winding down.
The move further tightens already harsh restrictions on Islamic practice in the Xinjiang region.
Ilham Tohti and the more than a million Uyghurs held in camps in Xinjiang must be freed and allowed to return to their families, Jewher Ilham says.
The Zhuowan factory paid former camp detainees little to nothing to sew gloves for the global market.
Bill would ban imports from Xinjiang unless it can be determined they were not made with forced labor.
The Chinese government says Ghopur Hapiz died from ‘pneumonia and tuberculosis’ in 2018.
In one video, Miradil Hesen discusses how his mother was subjected to forced sterilization in Xinjiang.
Britain has not done nearly enough to help stop Beijing's abuses in Xinjiang, one parliamentarian says.
Those held in the No. 4 Training Center are made to work at gravel and sock factories for no pay.
A twitter campaigner discusses how Israelis view Beijing’s rights abuses in Xinjiang.
International community wary of China's documented human rights violations against Xinjiang Uyghur Muslims.
The decision to do so amid rights abuses in the region is slammed as ‘shameless.’
The revelation comes as Disney faces a growing backlash for shooting the blockbuster in the region.
The camps are confirmed to be operational, even as Chinese officials say all such facilities have closed.