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A suspected Uighur from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, weeps as he speaks with a translator after being detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

China presses Thailand to return Uighur refugees

  • Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:14

A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as Beijing flexes its diplomatic muscle and western powers warn Bangkok not to send them home.

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents Chinese President Xi Jinping with a a map of China from the 18th century at the Chancellor's Office on March 28, 2014 in Berlin. BPA/Getty Images

Maybe Heads of State Shouldn’t Give Maps as Presents

  • Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:39

An antique map of China gifted by the German Chancellor to China's President is at odds with how China views its historical boundaries

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

China angered as detained Uighur academic wins rights prize

  • Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:52

China's foreign ministry expressed anger on Tuesday after a prominent detained Uighur academic won a human rights award in the United States, saying that he was a suspected criminal.

Dolkun Isa

We demand referendum, we are not terrorists: World Uighur Congress’ Dolkun Isa

  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:21

Dolkun Isa, the Executive Chairman of World Uighur Congress clears the air about Uighurs in a conversation with Namta Gupta.

Ilham Tohti

Imprisoned Uighur Scholar Receives Literary Honor

  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:03

Ilham Tohti, the economist and activist imprisoned by Chinese authorities, has been awarded a Freedom to Write Award by the PEN American Center.

A petition signed by Qaziriq residents over their land complaints, March 2014.

Uyghur Farmers Detained After Posting Land Complaints Online

  • Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:54

The three men are believed to have been escorted by police to another city in Xinjiang.

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelur

Chinese Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Uyghur Dissident

  • Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:51

The wife of Ilham Tohti says her young family now faces economic hardship.

‘Expulsion’ of Uighurs still denied by officials

  • Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:40

Border police yesterday continued to deny their alleged involvement in detaining and subsequently deporting a group of 15 ethnic Uighurs to Thailand – where they were arrested – even as a prominent Uighur rights group condemned the Kingdom’s track record in dealing with the Turkic ethnic minority.

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla province on March 15. Photo: Tuwaedaniya Meringing / AFP

Branded terrorists by China, 'Uighur' refugees face torture if returned, rights groups warn

  • Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:14

Depending on who is speaking, about 300 refugees being detained in Thailand are either committed terrorists or terrified families.

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)

HRW says Uighurs detained, expelled

  • Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:40

A group of 15 ethnic minority Uighurs fleeing China who were arrested in the Thai border province of Sa Kaeo on Sunday morning had been detained by authorities in Cambodia hours earlier, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

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