May 17, 2023
Nury Turkel is a Uyghur American attorney and human rights advocate who was born over 50 years ago inside a Maoist labor camp in China’s Xinjiang province. Life for the average Chinese citizen has improved dramatically since then, but not for the ethnic Uyghurs. Nury joined Rep. Crenshaw to describe the wide-scale human rights abuses being committed by the CCP in Xinjiang: slavery, forced marriages, compulsory tracking, censorship, re-education camps, and the erasure of Uyghur culture and religious beliefs. Underlying Nury’s story is a clear example of how Marxist ideology inevitably crushes the human spirit and compels people to commit the worst atrocities ever imagined.
Nury Turkel is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is the author of “No Escape: The True Story of China’s Genocide of the Uyghurs.” Follow him on Twitter at @nuryturkel.