September 2019

A Uighur scholar facing potential execution is one of over a million detained by China

  • Mon, 09/30/2019 - 18:41

Nury Tiyip grew up following in his brother Tashpolat’s footsteps: from their hometown of Ili, a remote city near the Chinese-Soviet border; to Urumqi, where they both played volleyball at Xinjiang University; to Japan, where they also studied.

Majlis Podcast: Demonstrations Against Chinese Influence Continue In Kazakhstan

  • Mon, 09/30/2019 - 18:41

There were more demonstrations in Kazakhstan against Chinese influence on September 21.

Jailed Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti Honored With Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize In Absentia

  • Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:41

The prestigious award recognizes ‘outstanding civil society action in defense of human rights.’

A still image taken from a video purportedly showing hundreds of ethnic Uyghur inmates taken off of a train in the XUAR’s Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.   War on Fear YouTube channel

Interview: ‘Video is a Very Stark Reminder of How Manicured Choreographed Access to Xinjiang [Has Been]’

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:46

Australian researcher Nathan Ruser explains how he was able to use satellite imagery to find out when and where in the XUAR a leaked video was taken.

Uyghur internment camp survivor Zumuret Dawut attends an event on global religious freedom on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 23, 2019. Photo: RFA

Interview: 'As Soon as I Was Taken Inside, I Knew it Was a Prison'

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:45

Zumuret Dawut had to agree to a forced sterilization in order to be able permitted to leave Xinjiang with her husband and family.

A still from a video of US Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan addressing an event on the situation in Xinjiang on the side lines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Sept. 24, 2019

US Calls on UN to Demand Unfettered Access to Xinjiang to Investigate Reports of Rights Abuses

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:44

The US Deputy Secretary of State says failing to do so has damaged the body’s reputation.

China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:42

In China’s western Xinjiang province, Uighur women are marrying Han men, but not because they want to. If they refuse, the women and their families could be arrested or sent to an internment camp.

Tashpolat Tiyip in Paris, during a ceremony to receive an honorary doctorate from the Sorbonne in November 2008. Photo: https://asialyst.com He was president of Xinjiang University from 2010 to 2017 and sentenced to death in a secret trial by Chinese government

Obstacles to Excellence: Academic Freedom & China’s Quest for World Class

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:41

Obstacles to Excellence is a new report from Scholars at Risk mapping threats to academic freedom that jeopardize China’s higher education ambitions.

Religious Freedom Envoy Dismayed Islamic Countries Won’t Condemn China’s Abuse of Uighur Muslims

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:40

As the Trump administration leads international condemnation of China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback expressed dismay Monday that Islamic nations in particular have not spoken out in support of their co-religionists.

Photo:  Max Pixel

Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers

  • Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:39

Sophisticated Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.

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