As the world turns its attention to Beijing for the Winter Olympics, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers and Chinese human rights advocates are calling for governments to boycott the Games.
Exiled Uyghur Muslims remain cut off from their families five years after China began its campaign of mass incarceration, forced labor, and cultural genocide.
Many have kept quiet through the early years of the camps, afraid that contacting their loved ones would draw fresh persecution.
But Uyghur exiles have since grown bolder.
They have begun staging protests and filing legal complaints— in calling attention to their people’s plight and taking a stand against oppression.