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Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Uyghur Dissident Jailed by China Nominated For Human Rights Award

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:31

Ilham Tohti is a 'scapegoat' for ethnic tensions and a prisoner of conscience, his advocates say.

Beautiful photos of China's Uighur Muslims celebrating the Corban Festival, or Eid al-Adha

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:29

Award-winning photojournalist Kevin Frayer visits a remote village in far western China during the 'feast of the sacrifice'.

Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:03

AThree-Arslan is an hour late for his rehearsal. Shanghai has been the young Uyghur rapper’s home for several years now, but he's still learning his way around its streets. 

Uyghur and Tibetan Communities Hold Joint Demonstration for Freedom of Religion in Tibet and East Turkestan

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 17:53

On 16 September 2016, the World Uyghur Congress along with International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein held a protest for freedom of religion, in front of the UN, in Geneva.

 Ilham Tohti

Sakharov Prize 2016: nominees revealed

  • Thu, 09/15/2016 - 21:49

Journalist Can Dündar and fellow defenders of freedom of thought and expression in Turkey, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, the Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar as well as Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti are this year's nominees for the Sakharov Prize

Wu’er Kaixi during a visit to Tokyo. Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

Open Letter by Wu’er Kaixi, Founding Member of the Ilham Tohti Initiative, in Support of Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for The Sakharov Prize

  • Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Exiled democracy activist Wu’er Kaixi presents an open letter to the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament in support of Ilham Tohti's candidature for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2016.

Investigators, Interior Ministry officers and members of security forces gather near the site of a bomb blast outside China's embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, August 30, 2016.

Uighurs, Wary of China’s Response to Kyrgyzstan Attack, Trying to Stop Militancy

  • Fri, 09/09/2016 - 20:12

A prominent ethnic Uighur rights group says it fears China will exploit a Uighur militant’s suicide attack on its embassy in Kyrgyzstan last week to repress minority Uighurs in the neighboring Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Censoring Collective Identity: Chinese Cybersecurity Policy and the Uyghurs

  • Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:31

It is widely known China suppresses digital activity on a grand scale. China, which ranked last in Internet Freedom in 2015, commonly practices mass censorship and uses extensive surveillance to implement its policy goals and national security objectives

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on 3 September on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hangzhou city of China and pledged to deepen counter-terrorism cooperationREUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

China's Jinping meets Turkey's Erdogan; both countries pledge to step up counter-terrorism cooperation

  • Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:48

The presidents met on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday.

Taiwanese, Hong Kongers and Uighurs Not Welcome Near G20

  • Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:42

As authorities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, prepare to host the G20 summit this weekend, China’s security apparatus has shifted into high gear, with as many as 100 people preemptively detained and many others ordered to skip town for a few days.