Uyghur Related

Imams were forced to brandish the slogan that "our income comes from the CKP not from Allah".

Chinese Imams Forced to Dance

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:41

In another crackdown on religious freedoms, China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul.

More Than One Million Lack Clean Water in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:28

A decades-old project has failed more than half the area’s population.

Uighur man's 21-month journey to Turkey – and freedom

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:24

One Uighur man tells AA of his dangerous journey from China to a new life in Turkey, already home to thousands of members of this Muslim minority.

YG with his daughter — of the the two children he could take with him — and his wife in Kayseri in central Turkey. The couple had to leave three of their children behind because they could not secure passports for them.Guray Ervin

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:19

State crackdowns prompt China’s Uighurs to risk long, perilous journeys in search of security and stability

A child stands amid donated items for Uighur migrants in a tent in Kayseri, Turkey. More than 600 Uighurs from China are living in government-supplied apartments in the city, and residents have donated food, furniture and clothing for them. (Glen Johnson / For The Times)

Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:56

Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons.

Rebiya Kadeer

Kadeer denies Uygurs joining extremists in Syria

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:51

The leader of ethnic Uygurs living abroad has denied China's allegation that Uygurs are leaving the country illegally to join Islamic State militants in Syria.

Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based ethnic affairs expert, says in one way or another the 300-odd officials have threatened the safety of the Communist Party. Photo: AP

Hundreds of Xinjiang officials probed over their loyalty

  • Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:54

The authorities in Xinjiang investigated 355 Communist Party cadres for breaches of party political discipline last year, a six-fold increase over 2013, in a greater attempt to root out disloyal members.

 Uighur protesters burn a Chinese flag in Istanbul, where some members of the mostly Muslim ethnic group have settled after fleeing their homeland in China. Photo: Associated Press

As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk

  • Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:40

As Homeland Grows Violent, Some Uighurs Seek Haven in Turkey

A crowd of mainly Uyghurs shopping at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Five Dead After Security Checkpoint Clash in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:57

Two Uyghur youth were shot dead and one captured after the fatal stabbing of three security officials.

Ablimit Qari Hajim (R) sits with other Kelpin county residents before his arrest in an undated photo.

Villagers Appeal for Release of Jailed, Elderly Uyghur Religious Scholar

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:54

Residents of Aksu prefecture say an 85-year-old imam jailed on charges of illegal religious teaching activities and murder is in poor health.