April 2018

A policeman standing guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE / TO GO WITH China-religion-politics, FOCUS by Ben Dooley (Photo c

China's Police State in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:16

A policeman standing guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE / TO GO WITH China-religion-politics, FOCUS by Ben Dooley (Photo c

The US report said official repression in the Xinjiang region had worsened, especially with the implementation of new “deradicalisation regulations” to contain extremism. Photo: AFP

China named as ‘force of instability’ in US human rights report

  • Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:38

Beijing comes in for harsh criticism over freedoms of speech and assembly, and violence against religious and ethnic groups

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:45

The exiled leader of an ethnic minority in China is readying to go on a hunger strike to protest against Beijing's treatment of the Uighur people.

Lantos Foundation President, Katrina Lantos Swett, joins crowd outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday to demand contact with dissapeared Uyghur's.

Lantos Foundation & Uyghur National Movement Seek Contact with Disappeared Uyghurs

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:30

Yesterday afternoon, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice and the Uyghur National Movement, along with a number of Uyghur rights NGOs, joined members of the local Uyghur community in front of the Chinese Embassy seeking answers about and contact with missing family members likely detained in the Xinjiang region’s notorious “re-education camps”.

Armed civilians patrol the area outside the bazaar in the seat of Hotan prefecture, Nov. 3, 2017. AP

US Urges China to ‘End Counterproductive Policies’ Targeting Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:26

The State Department calls on Beijing to release those arbitrarily detained in the region.

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, attends a group discussion session on the second day of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 19, 2017.

US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses

  • Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:56

A senior U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a sweeping security crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a law targeting human rights offenders.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, armed civilians patrol the area outside the Hotan Bazaar where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. A senior U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone said Wednesday, April 18,

Tens of thousands detained in China's Xinjiang, U.S. diplomat says

  • Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:53

Tens of thousands of people have been detained in China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, a senior U.S. State Department diplomat said on Wednesday, amid a deepening crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China.

Uyghur men are seen outside Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in China's Xinjiang province. Id Kah is the main mosque in Kashgar and the largest in China; built around 1442, it can hold up to 20,000 worshippers. The region is inhabited by several ethnic minorities including Muslim Uyghurs that often clash with the central authorities. Photo: Asia Times

Protests loom in Pakistan over China’s jailing of men’s Uyghur wives

  • Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:25

Unrest among Pakistani men with wives from China's troubled Xinjiang region could threaten Belt and Road projects, including the huge CPEC development

Thousands of Uyghurs To Protest Against ‘Re-education’ Camps in Brussels on 27 April 2018

  • Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:36

UNPO together with the WUC have the honour to announce a large-scale demonstration in Brussels, Belgium on 27 April 2018 against the continued use of draconian ‘re-education’ camps for nearly one million Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

Erfan Hezim in an official photo issued by Jiangsu Suning F.C. Photo courtesy of Jiangsu Suning F.C.

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghur Pro Footballer For ‘Visiting Foreign Countries’

  • Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:05

Erfan Hezim had traveled to Spain and Dubai for training and to participate in matches.

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