June 2018

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla city, Xinjiang, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

One in 10 Uyghur Residents of Xinjiang Township Jailed or Detained in ‘Re-Education Camp’

  • Fri, 06/29/2018 - 21:47

A judicial department official confirms that authorities have a ‘target’ to meet.

A masked protester joins a march of ethnic Uighurs in Brussels in April asking the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump official seeks sanctions for Chinese leaders on human rights concerns

  • Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:51

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, is pressing the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Chinese leaders associated with the country’s crackdown on faith groups, according to two congressional aides briefed by the administration.

Uyghur Friendship Group at EP Discusses China’s “Re-education” Camps

  • Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:50

A meeting of the Uyghur Friendship Group, hosted by MEP Csaba Sógor (EPP), discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in China. Special guest and scholar Dr Rachel Harris underlined the increasing securisation of the Chinese government and the growing concern for Uyghurs detained and kept in so-called re-education camps.

Policemen stand guard near tourism advertisements, which authorities used to block off the road to the People's Intermediate Court in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, in a file photo.

China Locks Up, Tortures Muslims in 'Re-education Camps'

  • Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:14

Former inmates and relatives describe beatings, torture and humiliation of detainees, as well as deaths from ill-health and violence.

An elderly Uyghur man prepares to get his beard massaged at a barber shop in the city of Aksu, July 17, 2014. AP

More Than Two Dozen Uyghurs From One Xinjiang County Perished in Re-Education Camps

  • Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:06

Most were elderly detainees who expired as a result of complications from high blood pressure, officials say.

A file photo shows a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of Xinjiang's capital Urumqi

Xinjiang Rapidly Building Crematoria to Extinguish Uyghur Funeral Traditions

  • Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:49

Reports say authorities are also recruiting dozens of armed guards to secure the facilities.

Adrian Zenz speaks about mass disappearances in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:38

In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported.

China is detaining hundreds of thousands of legal citizens for doing nothing wrong

  • Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:00

In China, police have been interning hundreds of thousands of adults for offenses like growing a beard or legally traveling overseas, or sometimes no offense at all.

Is China building 'political re-education' camps for Muslim minorities?

  • Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:00

In China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of "re-education" camps where over 200,000 "suspects" are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.

Comparing the Brainwashing of Uighurs With the Party’s Anti-Falun Gong Campaign

  • Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:43

Since around 2014 in China’s northwestern border Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the Chinese Communist Party has been engaged in an extraordinary campaign of thought reform, recalling the early years of the People’s Republic of China and subsequent political-ideological campaigns.