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Security forces participate in a military drill in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:48

During 2014, the ruling Chinese Communist Party intensified its targeting of ethnic minority groups with an "anti-terror" campaign in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:50

The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual human rights report, which focuses on the most important human rights issues faced by Uyghurs living in East Turkestan.

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:44

Dead from Feb. 17 clash include four police and four bystanders hit by indiscriminate police gunfire

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:39

Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks.

Afghans arrested Chinese Uighurs to aid Taliban talks bid: officials

  • Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Afghanistan arrested and handed over several Muslim Uighur militants from China's west in an effort to persuade China to use its influence with Pakistan to help start negotiations with the Taliban, Afghan security officials said on Friday.

Top China cotton producer resists reforms in restive Xinjiang

  • Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:08

China's top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Uyghur Man Draws Knife, is Shot Dead by Police

  • Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:02

A Uyghur farmer on his way to work in the fields was shot and killed by police in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region this week after he pulled a knife on officers attempting to detain him, sources said.

Anti-terrorism posters are pasted along the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region [Getty Images]

China to neighbours: Send us your Uighurs

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:13

Afghanistan is among several countries under pressure to deport Chinese members of the Muslim ethnic group.

In the galleries: Art that’s coolly conceived, rigorously made

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:07

Painter Mikray Pida is a member of Washington’s small but significant population of Uyghurs, Turkic-speaking people native to Xinjiang, a contested area of western China.

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur

China’s Problems With Torture & Impunity for Torturers

  • Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:37

Torture and mistreatment of detainees is endemic in China, CHRD has reported to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT).

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