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Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs in Kazakhstan

  • Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:43

Central Asian governments are facing pressure from China to clamp down on Uighur demands for their own state.

China police shoot dead two 'terrorists' on Vietnam border

  • Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:39

Chinese police have shot dead two suspected "terrorists" on the border with Vietnam, part of a group of people trying to sneak out of the country, state media said on Friday.

Malika and her children in Kazakhstan

Dreaming of Uighuristan

  • Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:36

The Uighurs of north-western China have long fled to neighbouring countries of Central Asia to escape restrictions on their freedom at home. But now - as China's influence grows across the region - campaigning for Uighur independence has become impossible in Central Asia too.

A flag placed in a mosque in Xinjiang region. Photo: Uighur online

Police Conduct Raids in Xinjiang a Year After Flag Burning at Mosque

  • Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:07

Authorities have warned residents of the county where the incident occurred to not talk about it.

The official notice about a terrorism alert issued by the Guangxi Maternal and Child Care Hospital in Nanning, April 10, 2015. (Photo courtesy of an RFA listener)

Hospital Notice Calling Xinjiang People ‘Suspicious’ Raises Ire of Uyghur Groups, Netizens

  • Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:31

The reaction prompts hospital authorities in Guangxi to cancel the warning.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Uighurs as the invisible victims of the international system

  • Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:59

The situation of Uighurs in China shows that what Assad did in Syria does not stay in Syria. Methods of repression spread and embolden other regimes. If this is not be stopped it will become a model for other oppressive governments around the world

Uyghur Religious Scholar Jailed Nine Years For ‘Refusing to Cooperate’ With Authorities

  • Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:10

The former imam with a history of conflicts with authorities spoke ‘out of line’ with government policies.

The unruly province: The situation of China's Uighur minority

  • Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:01

The Xinjiang province in the far west of China is one of the main political hotspots in the People's Republic.

Chinese security forces on guard in Moyu county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Kill Three, Jail Two Members of Uyghur Family in ‘Anti-Terror’ Raids

  • Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:53

A relative and former local official says the incidents destroyed his family.

Jewher Ilham and Roger Williams seniors Caitlin Holton, Jennifer Iacobino and Ashley Barton.

Roger Williams University Students Take Up Cause Of Chinese Dissident

  • Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:58

A group of undergraduates at Roger Williams University have taken up the cause of an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

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