December 2019

Abduweli Ayup

Brother of Uyghur Linguist Confirmed Held in Xinjiang Internment Camp For Years

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 22:00

Erkin Ayup was detained after spending decades as a civil servant.

This composite shows Uighur activist Ferkat Jawdat in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2019. His mother Minaiwaier Tuersun is pictured on the right shortly before she was detained in Xinjiang, China, in early 2018.Credit: Courtesy of Ferkat Jawdat

House bill gives Uighurs 'at least some hope', Uighur activist says

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:58

The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act on Tuesday. It demands that the White House take a tougher stance opposing the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in western China.

Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying

China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:57

Chinese officials have expressed outrage after the House passed a bill late Tuesday condemning Beijing's crackdown on China's Muslim Uighur minority.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

The West Must Respond to Chinese Oppression

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:56

There are many disturbing aspects to modern-day China, but its treatment of the Uighurs is the most despicable. The West must come up with a response to the inhuman persecution.

Wanted: Chinese cadres to hold Beijing’s line in Xinjiang as Han Chinese head for the exits amid international furore over Uygur internment camps

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:55

Beijing’s officials are leaving the troubled region where – by some estimates – up to a million Uygurs have been held in detention centres

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Passes U.S. House in 407-1 Vote

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:53

The bill calls for sanctions on the Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo.