For Immediate Release – Monday, November 18, 2019.

Media Contact:
Salih Hudayar
(202) 766-6293

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) will be publicly releasing the second tranche of results from a year-long satellite imagery analysis project on the morning of Wednesday, November 20th. At this press event, coordinates of 209 suspected secret prisons will be released.

This follows the ETNAM’s release of 182 suspected concentration camp coordinates last week (as covered by AFP/Yahoo! News, Al-Jazeera, Business Insider, The Japan Times, the New Arab, The Times of India, Boing Boing, the Washington Times, & others).

This release also follows the New York Times’ astounding weekend release of some 400 internal Chinese government documents clinically detailing the regime’s ongoing human rights atrocities in the region.

Volunteer researchers working with ETNAM have identified staggering numbers of suspected detention facilities in East Turkistan (what China calls the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region”) where predominantly Muslim, ethnically Turkic people are facing mass internment unseen since the days of the Holocaust. This builds upon our last week’s release, giving the most comprehensive picture of the situation in the region to date, including hundreds of locations which have not been publicly identified.

ETNAM will again be releasing the data in an accessible format which enable Internet users worldwide to download the dataset and visualize this vast Gulag Archipelago in its entirety via Google Earth. It is ETNAM’s intention that this data be used to better inform journalists, policymakers, educators, researchers, and the public, writ large, about China’s human rights atrocities in East Turkistan (“Xinjiang”).

WHO:  East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM)

WHAT: News Conference for Public Release of Prison Coordinate Dataset

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20th, 10AM – 11AM Eastern Time.

WHERE: 1325 G St NW, Suite 500 Conference Room, Washington DC  20005


The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement is an international organization seeking to restore the independence of East Turkistan in order to safeguard the freedoms and human rights of the people of East Turkistan (“Xinjiang, China”). We promote and protect the fundamental rights, freedoms, and national interests of the Uyghur nation and all people of East Turkistan, both within East Turkistan and abroad.

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