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China's Gulag Archipelago in East Turkistan

According to the US Department of Defense, some 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples are being held in Concentration Camps across East Turkistan. We believe that when including those being held in prisons and labor camps, the number of people detained could be much higher.

KEY ISSUES

National Independence

ETNAM firmly believes that without restoring East Turkistan’s national independence, we cannot truly preserve the existence of East Turkistan and its people, let alone safeguard their basic human rights and religious freedoms. Thus, ETNAM is fully committed to peacefully struggling to restore East Turkistan’s independence, whilst adhering to the principles of non-violence.

KEY ISSUES

Concentration Camps and Genocide

One of the fundamental missions of ETNAM is to expose China’s brutal campaign of genocide in East Turkistan and to shut down China’s concentration camps. Ultimately, our goal is to end China’s brutal ongoing campaign of genocide, colonization, and occupation in East Turkistan, with the support of the wider Free World.

KEY ISSUES

Women's Rights

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement is fully committed to the preservation and advancement of Women’s Rights, both in East Turkistan and throughout our diaspora community. We are especially focused on documenting and opposing China’s violations of women’s rights in East Turkistan in order to bring an end to the systematic rape and trauma perpetrated by China and its Occupation forces.

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Welcome to the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) is a nonviolent movement to end China’s occupation and oppression in East Turkistan. Our goal is to restore East Turkistan’s Independence as a democratic, open, pluralistic Republic guaranteeing Human Rights and Freedom for all. ETNAM is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit human rights and political rights organization based in Washington, DC.

WHO ARE THE UYGHURS?

With a history of over 6000 years, the Uyghurs are an ethnically Turkic people living mostly in East Turkistan and Central Asia. The Uyghurs are predominantly Muslims practicing a moderate form of Islam. There are an estimated 30 million Uyghurs living in East Turkistan and abroad. Chinese sources generally under estimate the population of the Uyghurs and put the number around 12 million. The Uyghurs are the most persecuted people today.

WHERE IS EAST TURKISTAN?

East Turkistan, located in the very center of Asia, is the historical Homeland of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Central Asian peoples. East Turkistan has effectively been occupied by China since December 22, 1949. East Turkistan neighbors nine countries – Mongolia (including South Mongolia), Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Tibet. East Turkistan is referred to as “Xinjiang (New Territory)” by China.

WHAT IS THE EAST TURKISTAN ISSUE?

Under decades of Chinese occupation and colonization since 1949, East Turkistan and its people are under severe threat of being eradicated as China’s government continues to deliberately carry out genocidal policies designed to eradicate all aspects of East Turkistan and its peoples. Today over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic peoples of East Turkistan are being held in concentration camps.

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Ilham Tohti’s imprisonment is no different than the imprisonment of millions of #Uyghurs, #Kazakhs, #Kyrgyz & others in #ConcentrationCamps & prisons. #China’s intention is to eradicate the existence of #EastTurkistan & its people. Independence is our ONLY OPTION for survival. https://t.co/AkYBAY65bf

As the #COVID19 pandemic rages across the world, new evidence suggests that the Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs & other Muslim minorities to work in factories under brutal conditions throughout China. READ via @ShareAmerica: https://t.co/LL4SvxWqm1 https://t.co/XiJx4uUZW7 ETAwakening photo

We commend @BCICotton for stopping its activities in #China- Occupied #EastTurkistan, where millions of Turkic people are locked up in #ConcentrationCamps & used as #SlaveLabor.

We urge other companies to do the same and help us to #EndSlaveLabor.

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Corruption is at the core of #CCP intimidation. #China's specious economic and political clout is a veil that protects #XiJinping future within his own country. @UN must build pressure on China. @SalihHudayar
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#China’s Communist Party ( #CCP) will not survive this. They are a threat to the Chinese people. China’s Communist Party is an enemy of humankind.

#中国共产党 将无法幸免。 它们对中国人民构成威胁。 中国共产党是人类的敌人。

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“The existence of #Uyghurs, their culture, their faith threatens #China’s ability to maintain control of the land—because it’s clear that the culture, language and presence of #EastTurkistan is in fact NOT Chinese.” - @aydinanwar_

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