September 2018

Halmurat Ghopur is shown in an interview on China's official CCTV network, Aug. 19, 2016.

Prominent Uyghur Intellectual Given Two-Year Suspended Death Sentence For ‘Separatism’

  • Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:00

A ‘political study’ film confirms the sentence for Halmurat Ghopur, who was detained last year.

A view of traffic in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, Aug. 31, 2018.

Interview: ‘We Are Left Wandering in Fear in a Foreign Land’

  • Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:00

Two Uyghurs say Chinese authorities are forcing businessmen in Russia to return home, where they are routinely detained.

A boy wearing a blue mask with tears of blood takes part in a protest march of ethnic Uyghurs asking for the European Union to call on China to respect human rights in Xinjiang and close its 're-education centers' where Uyghurs are being detained, during a demonstration near EU institutions in Brussels, Belgium in this April 27 file photo. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP)

Children latest casualty of China's Uyghur crackdown

  • Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:00

As reports of the forced detention and brainwashing of up to one million ethnic Uighurs continue to emerge from China's Xinjiang autonomous region, the ABC has heard a rare account from a witness who has been inside a camp.

People carry a Communist Party flag past a billboard of Xi Jinping in Kashgar, Xinjiang.Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Bloomberg

The Architect of China's Muslim Camps Is a Rising Star Under Xi

  • Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:00

If one individual sums up the values gap between a rising China and the West, it may well be Chen Quanguo.

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010. Credit: Preston Rhea via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

China criticized for repression of Muslim ethnic group

  • Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:00

Sept. 26, 2018

Ilham Weli, the Xinjiang Daily’s deputy editor-in-chief and director of the Uyghur Editorial Office, was arrested in late July, 2018

China: RSF denounces the arrests of four journalists of Xinjiang Daily

  • Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:00

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Chinese authorities to release a deputy editor, a head of a subsidiary newspaper, and two directors of the Xinjiang Daily group, who were arrested last month for the absurd reason of being “two-faced.”

Young Uyghur Woman Dies in Detention in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-education Camp’

  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:50

An official says she is one of seven or eight people from Jam Bazar to have died in the camps.

Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Almost Every Family Member of Late Uyghur Muslim Scholar

  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:49

A family friend details the arrests of Muhammad Salih’s relatives in the months since his death in custody.

Adil Abdulqadir and four of his children in the XUAR, in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Abdulqadir

Interview: ‘The Situation in Our Country is Beyond Inhumane’

  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:48

A Uyghur exile in Turkey details the detention of his children and other family members back home.

Pakistani businessman Mirza Imran Baig shows a picture of him and his wife Mailikemu Maimati as he sits outside the Pakistani embassy in Beijing, China, Sep 25, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Thomas Peter)

'China's big mistake': Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:46

Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China’s restive Xinjiang are traveling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation’s new government will pressure its ally for their release.