US issues sanctions - The United States imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials believed to be linked to the detention of Muslim groups in Xinjiang. There are also measures against 28 entities (including commercial companies) “involved in China’s campaign of surveillance, detention, and repression.”
Detentions continue - The Chinese government claims most of the Uyghur have been released from the camps. Reports show the facilities are still operational.
UN condemns mass detention - The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls upon China to end the detention of the Uyghurs.
A new level of deadly violence - Mutual resentments between the Uyghur and Han populations lead to protests and outbreaks of extreme violence. In July, nearly 200 people are killed and some 1,700 injured in a violent riot in the Xinjiang capital of Ürümqi.
China strikes back - China launches a violent police action against Uyghur protesters, killing dozens and detaining hundreds more – the deadliest crackdown so far in a campaign called Strike Hard that began a year earlier.
Resentments rise - Uyghurs begin to protest against repression and unfair treatment at the hands of the Chinese government and authorities.
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