Uyghur Related


  • Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:55


Construction crews are building a metro line in Lahore, Pakistan, one of the first pieces of the new China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. (Shashank Bengali / Los Angeles Times)

China's dream of a new Silk Road runs into hurdles at its first stop: Pakistan

  • Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:22

“They keep saying this is a gift from China,” Rashid said. “All I see is destruction everywhere.”

Talk about Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:16

Marie Holzman, sinologist and human rights defender, talks about the Uyghur economics professor

Tourists decry ban on visit to China's Xinjiang

  • Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:49

A goup of retired academics and civil servants were not allowed to visit Urumqi, the seat of the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region of China and were forced to leave the country. Th

Uyghur Teenager Convicted of Plotting to Leave China, Join Separatist Group Gets 20 Years

  • Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:53

Family says youngster was on a job hunt as two other teenagers are also convicted of seeking to illegally depart the country.

Adem Karadag, one of two suspects in the deadly bomb attack at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on August 17, 2015, alleged that Thai authorities had tortured him in jail.  © 2015 Reuters

Thailand: Investigate Alleged Torture of Bombing Suspect

  • Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:50

Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of a suspect in the deadly bomb attack in Bangkok’s commercial district in August 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.

Human Rights Abuses of Ethnic Minorities in China

  • Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:09

Presented on Monday, May 16th as a part of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Instant Issues Series in Springfield, MA.

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

Chinese Uyghurs Detained in Turkey as They Attempt the Hajj

  • Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:01

The use of possibly fake passports interrupts religious pilgrimage for about 100 Muslims from Xinjiang.

Nearly 100 Uyghurs From China Detained In Turkey With 'Kyrgyz Passports'

  • Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:59

Kyrgyzstan’s authorities say they are investigating whether dozens of Chinese citizens detained in Turkey were holding Kyrgyz passports.

World Uyghur Congress 2016 Report on Human Rights Violations

  • Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:01

The year 2015 continued the downward spiral in human rights protections for the Uyghur community living in East Turkestan (officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) and abroad.