- Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:52
An exile group says the policy is aimed at restricting the movements of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.
- Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:20
Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti celebrates his birthday on 25 October, shortly after he was awarded the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for human rights. But who is he and why is he in prison in China?
- Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:11
Bermuda may be the last place you'd expect to find a former detainee of the Guantanamo detention center, one of the most notorious prisons in the world, but Khalil Mamut has called the beautiful, scenic island in the Atlantic Ocean home for a little more than seven years.
- Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:45
As China has slimmed down its bloated steel sector, the western region of Xinjiang has felt the pain even more than the industry's heartland to the east, threatening efforts to develop a restive area that is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people.
Destined for top or on his way out? Opinion split on fate of Chinese government official Zhang Chunxian
- Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:37
Zhang moved from Communist Party top job in Xinjiang region, prompting speculation over his future
- Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:33
A question mark hangs over the future of a former Communist Party boss of Xinjiang with his appointment to a low-key group overseeing party development.
- Fri, 10/14/2016 - 18:18
The program gets the go-ahead from Beijing, but is vetoed for 'security' reasons by state security police in Hebei province.
- Fri, 10/14/2016 - 18:15
A 10th Uighur man who broke out of the Nong Khai Immigration Centre’s detention facility in September was recaptured at a market in Udon Thani’s Muang district on Thursday night.
- Fri, 10/14/2016 - 18:11
Respected university professor Ilham Tohti worked tirelessly to build bridges between ethnic communities in China. He always opposed violence in his writing and lectures, and sought to encourage cooperation and understanding. But he’s been jailed for life – supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.
Why the Pen is Mightier than the Sword: European Parliament Conference Draws Attention to Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for the Sakharov Prize
- Thu, 10/13/2016 - 13:44
On 10 October 2016, the UNPO in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and ChinaChange.org, held a conference entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality” at the European Parliament in Brussels.