I’m Deirdre Shesgreen, a foreign affairs reporter for USA TODAY. My latest story exposes new details about China’s mass internment of the Uyghurs, based on a trove of secret documents and never-seen-before photographs. AMA!
EDIT: That's all the time I have for questions today. Thank you to all for the great conversation! - Deirdre
Hi everyone. My name is Deirdre Shesgreen. I covered foreign policy and national security issues for USA TODAY, writing about everything from Ukraine to Afghanistan. My most recent reporting centers on China’s mass internment of the Uyghurs, and it’s based on a trove of exclusive documents shared with me from an expert on this issue. The documents include secret speeches attributed to two high-level Communist Party officials and thousands of photographs of detainees in Xinjiang, the region in northwest China where many Uyghurs live. The new material provides an unprecedented look at what experts say is a slow-motion genocide. AMA!
- Xinjiang police files reveal details of Uyghur internment in China (usatoday.com)
- Uyghur camps: Hacked info proof of China's secret detention system (usatoday.com)
- US says China is committing genocide. What we know about the Uyghurs. (usatoday.com)
- Uyghurs in US fear for missing friends, family, decry China 'genocide' (usatoday.com)
Russia/Ukraine Indigenous activists from Russia, representing six national movements, have announced the creation of the League of Free Nations – a political platform for the decolonization of indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation and the acquisition of each nation’s sovereignty.euromaidanpress.com