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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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If #CentralAsia’n governments are not careful and end up falling for #China’s offers of helping them “develop & modernize” their countries, then in the long run they too will lose their independence & end up like #EastTurkistan (so-called “ #Xinjiang”).

https://t.co/aNSZU8IYMU

Millions of people in East Turkistan are being at risk of deliberately starved to death.Uyghur Policeman has expressed his worries about starvation of self quarantined Uyghurs through his song. sarcastically, He added not to worry since Chinese communist party is there for them https://t.co/2Xw8GUN67W

White House confirms plans to retaliate for China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal foreign correspondents. Action coming soon https://t.co/69D0rJ0Zqp

Restoring #EastTurkistan’s independence is the only way to truly ensure & safeguard equality, #HumanRights, & freedom for the #Uyghurs, #Kazakhs, #Kyrgyz & all other peoples of #EastTurkestan. https://t.co/gfiHMSo27O

75 years ago, on this day, the #EastTurkistan Republic issued Resolution No. 24, refraining it’s commitment to end #China’s occupation & colonization in ALL of #EastTurkestan. Following their footsteps we reaffirm our commitment to do the same.

https://t.co/TB7hp7N2kg

We again call on the int’l community including governments @StateDept, @EUCouncil, @ForeignOffice & lnt’l organizations like @ifrc, @ACF_UK, & others to send in urgent #HumanitarianAid to prevent #Uyghurs, #Kazakhs, & other peoples of #EastTurkistan from starving to death. https://t.co/XnmN6tEiUP

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