May 2018

Elenur Eqilahun in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Nurbiye Nurtay

Interview: ‘I Cannot Express The Pain And Helplessness I Feel’

  • Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:00

A Uyghur in Malaysia says she recently learned that her mother was detained in a political re-education camp by authorities in Xinjiang.

Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. Getty

China’s Uyghur Repression

  • Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:00

In the name of combating Islamic extremism, the Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a massive campaign of harassment and detention of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province.

A Uyghur official stands near a picture of what the Chinese government says is a dead 'separatist militant' at an exhibition in the XUAR's Hotan city, in a file photo. AP

Xinjiang Jails Uyghur Civil Servants Over Lack of Enthusiasm For Anti-Extremist Campaigns

  • Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:23

Sources say the two men were targeted as part of a crackdown on so-called ‘two-faced’ officials.

Rep. Smith Statement on the Release of the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report

  • Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:22

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Tuesday welcomed the release of the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report and applauded Secretary Pompeo’s announcement of a Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom scheduled for July 25-26, 2018.

Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

China is secretly imprisoning close to 1 million people — but they've left 2 big pieces of evidence behind

  • Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:20

Hundreds of thousands, and potentially more than one million, people have been caught up in China's "re-education camps" over the last year.

Gulgine Tashmemet in an undated photo.

Uyghur Student Missing, Believed Detained After Return From Malaysia University

  • Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:54

She may have been targeted for studying in a country deemed a hotbed of Muslim ‘extremism.’

Beijing accused of forcing Uyghur-Han intermarriages

  • Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:53

Beijing is bent on 'racial cleansing' targeting Uyghurs in the name of social inclusion and assimilation, a rights group claims

Police officers stand watch near a center believed to be used for 're-education' in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.

Religious Repression Ramps Up in China, Myanmar: Report

  • Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:49

China has jailed hundreds of thousands of Muslims in re-education camps, while Myanmar stepped up attacks on religious minorities during the year.

Dolkun Isa

U.S. Once Jailed Uighurs, Now Defends Them at U.N.

  • Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:36

China tries to silence the group and lashes out at a U.S. diplomat.

An elderly Uyghur woman stands near a mosque where a paramilitary police vehicle is parked in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi, in a file photo. AP

Elderly Uyghur Woman Dies in Detention in Xinjiang ‘Political Re-Education Camp’

  • Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:00

She is believed to be one of several detained relatives of two men who run a bakery in Egypt.