A teleconference exploring the persecution of the Muslim Uighur population in China.
As a Muslim ethnic minority, the Uighurs have had a long, complicated history in China. The last few years, however, have seen a marked change in how this population of over 11 million people are treated.
Why has the persecution of Uighurs escalated? How has the international community responded to China's developing policies toward them? Given conflicting reports from the Chinese government, what do we know definitively about the situation in Xinjiang Province?