November 2017

Seypidin Azizi (C) in a file photo.

Censorship in Xinjiang: Books by former Chairman of the Region are Banned

  • Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:34

Authorities in the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region have banned the sale of books by an ethnic Uyghur who served as the region’s first chairman, reports Radio Free Asia

A warning sign is seen outside the Shanghai No.1 Detention Center in Shanghai, China.  © 2010 Reuters

China: Revise Draft National Supervision Law

  • Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:24

New Anti-Graft Body Threatens Abusive Detentions

Police patrol as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after morning prayer in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in this June, 2017 file photo. Authorities have revised a list of signs of Muslim extremism used to detain thousands of people in political re-education camps across the region. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)

China introduces revised Uyghur extremism list

  • Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:22

People now being detained for prayer posture, hair color and how they wear a watch

The City of Weimar in Germany Saw Its Website Attacked for Giving Human Rights Prize to Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:18

The city of Weimar announced on June 30 that, in compliance with the Weimar City Council’s recommendation, they were awarding this year’s Weimar Human Rights Prize to Ilham Tohti in recognition of his work upholding the rights of the Uighur people and promoting understanding between Uighurs and Han Chinese.

Bottles of museles wine line a shelf at the Awat Ruby Museles Winery in Awat, Xinjiang, April 17, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Uyghur ‘Religious Extremist’ For Scolding Son For Drinking

  • Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:44

The incident occurred more than a decade earlier as the son was preparing to get married.

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Letter from HRW To Interpol Secretary General Stock

  • Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:26

Re: Concerns Regarding Interpol and China

A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.

New Guidelines on Uyghur ‘Signs of Extremism’ Issued to Xinjiang Authorities

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:36

Prayer posture, hair color, and how one wears a watch are now reasons to detain Uyghurs.

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo attends a group discussion session at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, Oct. 17, 2017 Reuters

China Holds 9 Uyghurs, 2 Others Over 'Terrorist, Extremist' Videos

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:03

However, officials decline to elaborate what constitutes a terrorist video, or religious extremism.

A Uyghur security guard patrols a Uyghur neighborhood in Xinjiang's Aksu prefecture, Apr. 17, 2015

Families of Uyghur Police Officers Among Those Detained in Xinjiang’s Kashgar

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:43

Until recently, authorities avoided harassing relatives of security personnel and public servants.

A policeman passes an ethnic Uyghur, selling bags on a street in Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region in this file photo. Relatives of security personnel are now being detained in a crackdown on the Muslim ethnic group according to sources. (Photo by Peter Parks/AFP)

China's Uyghur crackdown targets police, families

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:41

Relatives of Uyghur security personnel are now being detained as part of a crackdown on the ethnic Muslim group in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, according to sources.