May 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with representatives of the Uighur Community, including Jawdat Ferkat, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2019. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO BY MICHAEL GROSS/ PUBLIC DOMAIN


  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:43

A U.S. citizen said Chinese police released his mother from an internment camp after 15 months so she could try to silence his criticisms of the country's human rights abuses, only for her to be sent back to detention the next day.

Rights Group Presses Islamic World Over Xinjiang Camps Ahead of UN Session

  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:42

Human Rights Watch challenges the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on its silence about Uyghurs.

China wages relentless crackdowns on its Muslims. But Saudi Arabia stays quiet as it bolsters ties with Beijing.

  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:41

In China, the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan can bring even more struggles for Muslims already under relentless pressures.

Inside China’s secret ‘concentration camps’ where detainees ‘pray to president Xi Jinping'

  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:39

AZIZ ISA ELKUN fears for his family that are trapped inside Xinjiang province in western China where he claims a network of “concentration camps paralleling those of 1930’s Nazi Germany” hold over three million ethnic Uyghur people.

World Uyghur Congress | 2019 Democracy Award Recipient

  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:38

Founded in April 2004 in Munich, Germany, after the East Turkistan National Congress and the World Uyghur Youth Congress merged into one united organization, the World Uyghur Congress promotes democracy, human rights, and freedom for the Uyghur people and supports the use of peaceful, nonviolent, and democratic means to help Uyghurs achieve self-determination.

China’s Ethnic Cleansing Met with US Inaction under Global Magnitsky Law

  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:36

The US Administration is squandering an opportunity to hold the Chinese government accountable for its atrocities in the Xinjiang region under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Guzire Awulqanqizi in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Guzire Awulqanqizi

Xinjiang Re-education Camp Detainees Appointed ‘Crying Time’ Every Two Weeks

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:06

Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.

Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer given Free Spirit Award 2018

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:05

Prominent Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer has been named the recipient of the Free Spirit Award 2018 during an event in McLeod Ganj.

Men Pray at Id Kah Mosque on Eid ul-Fitr. Taken on September 10, 2010. Photo: Preston Rhea, Flickr

Pakistan's silence on fasting ban for China Uighurs riles activists

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:04

But is public resentment enough to force PM Khan's government to confront Beijing?

Making the Xinjiang authorities dance: 40 examples of publicized cases

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:03

For the past half-year and probably longer, I’ve admittedly been a broken record in replaying the same mantra when talking of what works in getting the oh-so-scary Xinjiang authorities to somehow curb their seemingly unbridled madness.