Chinese government detains Uyghurs with assistance from foreign governments

Over 1,500 Uyghurs have been targeted and oppressed by the Chinese government outside of China’s borders.
Cyberattacks and other threats have been received by over 5,500 Uyghurs outside of China, while over 1,500 have been deported back to or forced into China to endure torture, imprisonment, and police custody, according to “Great Wall of Steel” by Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute.
In 2017, the Chinese government began detaining Muslims of Uyghur, Kyrgyz, or Kazakh ethnicities in Xinjiang. These men and women were sent to “re-education” camps, designed to rid them of extremist teachings and behaviors. In Egypt of 2017, university students in Cairo were gathered by police and deported to China, as well as other countries in the Middle East.
It is believed that in these camps, around 1 to 2 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang are abused, forced to denounce their religion, learn Marxism, and perform difficult laboring jobs in factories.
The Chinese government depends on foreign governments to control and capture this sustainable number of people, both legally and illegally having access to thousands of international families. A database created by the Uyghur Human Rights Project and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs includes over 400 cases of the Chinese government forcing Uyghurs into the border for relocation in camps.
Uyghurs sent to China have faced a variety of crime accusations as Xinjiang attempts to justify the abuse. Accusations range from missing passports to terrorism, or association to people critical of Beijing’s policies and actions towards Xinjiang. Some Uyghurs have been deported for accusations of promoting terrorism, or simply studying religion different from Xinjiang’s expected Marxism.
“The Chinese government wants to cleanse Uyghurs worldwide so that there are no pockets of Uyghurness outside of China’s borders that are not in line with Beijing’s narrative.”
The racism and abuse towards Uyghurs from the Chinese government has been apparent for several years, yet little is done to change it. Families have lost relatives to the Chinese Uyghurs detention center, and this trend will continue until there is action taken by foreign governments to protect the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities from Xinjiang camps and racism.