December 2018

Comedian Adil Mijit, right, is pictured with his son-in-law Arslan Hidayat. (Submitted by Arslan Hidayat)

Family fears missing Uighur comedian taken to Chinese detention camp

  • Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:00

Adil Mijit hasn't been seen or heard from since early November

Hui Muslims at a mosque in Yunnan province, in an undated photo. Photo provided by an RFA listener

Dozens Detained As Muslims Resist Mosque Closures in China's Yunnan

  • Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:00

More than 100 riot police descend on three independently run mosques in Yunnan's Weishan county, clashing with local Muslims who tried to resist.

Uyghurs appeal to the Muslim World to break its silence

  • Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:00

In 2018, the situation has taken a disturbing turn, as 1 – 3 million Uyghurs have been rounded up and are currently being detained in what are essentially concentration camps.

‘Now We Don’t Talk Anymore’

  • Sun, 12/30/2018 - 00:00

Inside the ‘Cleansing’ of Xinjiang

Mapping a Human Rights Horror: Calculating the Detentions in Xinjiang

  • Sun, 12/30/2018 - 00:00

The world believes a human-rights catastrophe is taking place in Xinjiang Province in western China, with large numbers of Uyghurs and other Muslims being herded into prisons and re-education camps.

A wall of silence around China's oppression of its Muslim minority is starting to crumble

  • Sun, 12/30/2018 - 00:00

China's Muslim minority, the Uighurs, are subject to harsh surveillance, with many interned in prison-like detention camps and forced to work. Countries in the Muslim world have largely avoided confronting Beijing over this crackdown in the past, but the tide is turning.

The Orwellian Life in Xinjiang Campuses

  • Sat, 12/29/2018 - 00:00

More than a million Uyghurs are languishing in transformation through education camps, but millions are still at large in the no-mans land of uncertainty where a careless word or administrative whim could put them behind bars.

New Details of Secret Transfer of Uyghurs

  • Thu, 12/27/2018 - 21:10

Despite the best efforts of the Chinese authorities, more leaks emerge of the logistics and the inhumane treatment, and the fear endured, by Uyghur detainees.

Muslims Forced Out of Jobs, In Xinjiang and Beyond

  • Thu, 12/27/2018 - 21:09

Uyghurs working outside Xinjiang forced to return home, Huis in Xinjiang – to their places of origin, facing questions of how to support families.

Re-Education for Work or Travel Far from Home

  • Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:00

Xinjiang residents set out to see the world, or to get good jobs across China. But they were ordered to return home to be detained and “transformed.”