November 2017

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Awarded 'Prize For Freedom' in The Hague

  • Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:54

The well-respected scholar and rights advocate is serving a life term in prison for calling for greater rights for the Uyghur people.

Manat Hamit, ethnic Kazakh civil servant jailed in Xinjiang, is shown on his ID card. Photo provided by family

China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man Over Quranic Recitation Audio

  • Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:58

Manat Hamit of Burultokay county in Xinjiang's Altay region was jailed for more than 16 years over files found on his computer.

China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Wedensday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP)

Open letter urges Trudeau to raise human rights issues during China visit

  • Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:56

In an open letter, a 15-member coalition has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put human rights at the “top of his agenda” during his visit to China.

An undated photo shows Huseyin Imintohti's application for asylum after it was accepted by the UNHCR in Dubai. Photo courtesy of Nigare Imintohti.

Uyghur Asylum Seeker Detained in Dubai Feared Deported to China

  • Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:45

Huseyin Imintohti had applied for protection through the United Nations’ refugee agency.

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas

  • Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:26

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Four Uighur refugees arrested after escaping from detention center

  • Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:19

The Royal Thai Police has revealed that 4 of the 20 Uighur refugees, who escaped recently from the Immigration Detention Center, have already been arrested.

Ethnic Kazakhs herd their sheep amid a heavy snowfall in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Kazakhstan Presses China On Problems Reported By Ethnic Kazakhs In Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:17

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry says it has held talks with Chinese officials regarding "frequent complaints by ethnic Kazakhs about problems they face in the People's Republic of China."

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand, on March 15, 2014 Tuwaedaniya Meringing—AFP/Getty Images

Don’t deport Uighurs

  • Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:02

The Uighur community have long suffered oppression and discrimination, and Thailand’s request to apprehend and return Uighurs who might have entered Malaysia is a timely reminder that we need a just and compassionate refugee policy.

Members of the PLA drone brigade are former pilots with the air force. Photo: PLA Daily

PLA drone brigade brushes up skills in Xinjiang ‘war game’

  • Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:57

Veteran PLA pilots 'fly' cutting edge drones on game-pad like consoles and launch missiles for decapitation strikes

Suspected Turkish migrants sit after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand Thursday, March 13, 2014. AP Photo

Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand

  • Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:53

Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said yesterday.