We work in solidarity with the East Turkistani people in their struggle to restore their freedom and independence. We are a network of activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for East Turkistanis fundamental right to political freedom.




The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) was founded in Washington, DC in June 2017 in Washington, DC by a group of East Turkistani students and supporters. Our goal is to awaken the world to the truth about East Turkistan and work together with friends and supporters to restore East Turkistan’s independence.
Located in the heart of Asia, East Turkistan, is a vast territory that stretches over 1,828,418 sq. km. With an ancient history, East Turkistan has been home to the Uyghur nation and other Turkic peoples for over 6000 years. In December 1949, East Turkistan was occupied by the People’s Republic of China and renamed to “Xinjiang (New Territory).” 
There are numerous pressing issues which underline the brutal situation that the people of East Turkistan are facing. Among them are the key issues of National Independence, Concentration Camps  & Genocide, and Women’s Rights. ETNAM is fully committed to highlighting these issues in private and public in order to bring about a swift end to China’s occupation and oppression in our Homeland. 

Announcements & Press Releases

Joint Open Letter to the United Nations and Governments of the Free World

October 1st, 2019 | UN Headquarters, New York City Gathered here today are people representing East Turkistan, Tibetan, Manchurian, South Mongolian, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and nations throughout Central Asia, the Indo-Pacific, and the greater Free World, as well as people of faith, including Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and practitioners of Falun

Call to Action!


China has 500+ Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say

 / XENI JARDIN / 12:42 PM TUE NOV 12, 2019 China has 500+ Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say FOLLOW US Twitter / Facebook / RSS On Tuesday, advocates for human rights for China’s Uighur minority said they have documented 500 camps and prisons in China run by the government

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