Satjeet Kaur is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition. Coronavirus-related restrictions on group gatherings will affect how Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi, an annual religious festival.
The Trump administration has repeatedly criticized China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other religious groups.
Adrian Zenz is a researcher and Ph.D. supervisor at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany, where he studies China’s repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Kevin Carrico is a senior research fellow in Chinese studies at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism and Tradition in China Today and co-founded the Xinjiang Initiative, an effort to increase the academic community’s awareness of attacks on ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang region of China.
Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin is an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Science in Malaysia and an Islamic jurist. In 2019, he called on Muslims around the world to boycott Chinese products until Uighur Muslims were guaranteed better treatment.
Jewher Ilham is a human rights activist who began speaking out about China’s policies toward the Uighur community when her father, a Uighur scholar, was arrested in 2014. She graduated from Indiana University in 2019 and is now working on a documentary about the experiences of Uighur Muslims, called “Static and Noise.”
Bob Fu is the founder and president of China Aid, an organization working to raise awareness of religious persecution in China.
Olivia Enos is a senior policy analyst for The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.
Darren Byler is an expert on the Uighur Muslim community and has testified about its struggles before the Canadian House of Commons. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.