Officials say the number of detainees transferred is ‘many,’ but can’t provide an estimate.
Sam Brownback says the camp network is breeding potential terrorists, rather than combating them.
The request follows a letter from US lawmakers urging Washington to hold China accountable for abuses in the region.
A Uyghur father in exile recognizes his son, who is missing in Xinjiang, in a recently surfaced video.
Sources suggest the releases are connected to a ‘foreign group visit.’
Detainees from the XUAR have been sent to jails in at least five provincial-level regions of China.
The House Speaker says the US can’t hesitate to ‘call out’ China due to commercial interests.
China had released a video to dispute claims that a prominent Uyghur musician died in custody.
Qalymbek has reportedly been admitted to a Bangkok hospital after self-harming, and his family fear China could seek his repatriation from there, too.
Ankara also urges the international community and the United Nations to pressure Beijing.
Businessman Qalymbek Shahman said he 'couldn't bear' the ethnic profiling he suffered in China, which has locked up at least one million Muslims in camps.
The revelation points to the expansion of a secret system used to disperse detainees throughout the country.
Uyghurs and Kazakhs are threatened with incarceration in 're-education' camps in the northwestern region of Xinjiang if they refuse.
The Feb. 5, 1997 killings of peaceful Uyghur protesters by Chinese security forces left hundreds dead.
Bitter Winter vows to ‘never shut up’ while people are persecuted because of their faith.
They say that amid a crackdown in Xinjiang, voices like Tohti’s ‘are needed more than ever.’
Sources say poor conditions sapped his health, and his body was never handed over to his family.
The act would dedicate new resources to documenting the crackdown and protecting US citizens against Chinese harassment.