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No Escape

The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs

Nury Turkel



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18 May 2022
'Anyone interested in the future of autocracy should buy it' Anne Applebaum, author of Twilight of Demoracy

'No Escape is what the world needs to read' Nathan Law, Nobel Peace Prize nominee

A devastating account of China's genocide of the Uyghurs, by a leading Uyghur activist and Time #100 nominee Nury Turkel was born in a 're-education' camp in China at the height of the Cultural Revolution. He spent the first several months of his life in captivity with his mother, who was beaten and starved while pregnant with him, whilst his father served a penal sentence in an agricultural labour camp. Following this traumatic start - and not without a heavy dose of good fortune - he was later able to travel to the US for his undergraduate studies in 1995 and was granted asylum in the country in 1998 where, as a lawyer, he is now a tireless and renowned activist for the plight of his people.

Part memoir, part call-to-action, No Escape will be the first major book to tell the story of the Chinese government's terrible oppression of the Uyghur people from the inside, detailing the labour camps, ethnic and religious oppression, forced sterilisation of women and the surveillance tech that have made Xinjiang - in the words of one Uyghur who managed to flee - 'a police surveillance state unlike any the world has ever known'.
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9780008498610
ISBN 10:   000849861X
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate based in Washington, DC. He is currently serving as vice chair for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and serves as chairman of the board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which he cofounded in 2003. In September 2020, Turkel was named one of the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World, and in May 2021, he was named on Fortune's List of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.

Reviews for No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs

'No Escape is a heart-rending and deeply shocking account of the Chinese Communist Party's systematic persecution of the Uyghur people and their unique, ancient culture ... I urge everybody, regardless of political affiliation, to please, read this book' Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, author of The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain 'The genocide in China needed this book for us to demand international action. It is painful but essential reading' Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England 'Nury Turkel is a giant of our generation ... No Escape is required reading for anyone hoping for a better world' Luke de Pulford, co-founder and director of Arise Foundation and coordinator of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China

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