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EU-China Strategic Dialogue and Human Rights

  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:59

We write on the occasion of your visit to China on 19 April for the 7th European Union-China Strategic Dialogue to urge that you speak both publicly and privately about the deteriorating human rights situation in China. 

China’s Other Religious Exiles

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:55

In the West, Xinjiang lacks Tibet’s luster. Here’s one reason why.

A Uighur woman walks past a statue of Mao Zedong, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 31, 2014. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images

What Do Trump and Xi Share? A Dislike of Muslims

  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:55

During the 1980s, as an idealistic, ambitious Uighur growing up under repressive Chinese conditions in the city of Kashgar, there was one nation to which I pinned my hopes for freedom and democracy.

When Marx Meets Islam

  • Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:39

A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values.

Press conference of the announcement of the Regulations. March 30, 2017

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification

  • Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:37

Full translation of 'Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification'

Does China have itself to blame for the trans-nationalisation of Uyghur terrorism?

  • Thu, 03/30/2017 - 15:53

On 15 February, three ’knife wielding’ Uyghur ‘terrorists’ attacked a residential compound in Pishan township, Khotan Prefecture, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), killing five people.

Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients seem to have lost the will to live. “They are like Snow White,” a doctor said. “They just fall away from the world.” Photograph by Magnus Wennman for The New Yorker


  • Thu, 03/30/2017 - 15:51

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.

Jewher Ilham, in an interview with RFA's Uyghur Service in new York, March 11, 2017.

Interview: 'I Hope You Can Realize That it Was a Big Mistake to Lock Him Up'

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:42

Jewher Ilham says she will work to win freedom for her jailed father, Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti.

China’s Organ Transplant Problem

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:32

Alarming questions over the scale – and sources – of organ transplants need to be answered.

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:29

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016 from Human Rights Without Frontiers International