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A Kazakh herdsman grazes a flock of cattle and sheep in Yining county, in Xinjiang's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, June 20, 2017.

Chinese Police Detain 'More Than 100' Friends, Classmates of Kazakh Custody Death Imam

  • Tue, 07/11/2017 - 19:04

The death of ethnic Kazakh imam Akmet in police custody is officially blamed on suicide, but those who supported him are being rounded up.

 View of the inner courtyard in Al-Azhar.

Round-ups of Uyghurs Continue as Egypt, China Condemned by Rights Groups

  • Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:40

Fearful Uyghurs scramble to get out of Egypt and avoid forced return to China, where they risk torture and arbitrary jailing.

File photo of a mosque at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, from which Uyghur students have been rounded up at China's behest. AFP


  • Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:37

According to media reports, around 150 Uighurs have been detained in Egypt and have either already been, or are currently at imminent risk of, being forcibly returned to China. If returned, they are at real risk of serious human rights violations.

FILE - Egyptian riot policemen surround the entrance of al-Azhar university.

Egyptian Police Detain Uighurs and Deport Them to China

  • Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:33

At least 12 Chinese nationals were deported and put on a flight to China late Thursday, and 22 more were detained for immediate deportation, three Egyptian aviation officials said.

Some 20 Uighur students from Cairo's Al-Azhar University were arrested in Alexandria [File: AP]

Egypt detains Chinese Uighur students, who fear return to China: rights group

  • Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:21

Egyptian authorities detained dozens of students from China's minority Muslim Uighur community living in Egypt this week, raising fears they will be returned to China and arrested, other Uighur students and Human Rights Watch said.

Ahmed El-Tayeb

Letter from HRW to Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb

  • Fri, 07/07/2017 - 15:38

We are writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch and the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression to ask you to urge the Egyptian authorities to immediately cease the mass arrests of ethnic Uyghurs, many of whom are students at Al-Azhar University, and their family members

Screen grab from a video shows handcuffed Uyghur in a police truck

Egyptian police said to detain Chinese Uighurs in wide sweep

  • Thu, 07/06/2017 - 14:27

Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country’s sizeable Uighur student and expatriate community, activists said Thursday.

Vice Chair Sandra Jolley speaks out in support of Religious Prisoner of Conscience, Gulmira Imin.

CHINA: USCIRF Condemns Ramadan Restrictions in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

  • Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:49

The Chinese government has taken unprecedented steps to trample on the religious freedom of Uighur Muslims

Photos: Wikicommons, Ai Weiwei/Lego portrait of Ilham Tohti.

German town awards 2017 Human Rights Prize to Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

  • Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:44

The city of Weimar, Germany has announced that it will award its 2017 Human Rights Award to Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti, who is serving a life prison sentence in China for separatism.

A Chinese Muslim pilgrim is assisted by airport staff in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, as he prepares to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Sept. 25, 2012.

China Detains 'More Than 100' Uyghur Muslims Returning From Overseas Pilgrimage

  • Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:32

Many detainees face charges of "illegal religious activities" after they traveled overseas on pilgrimage, while others face "extremism" charges.