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 Shohret Hoshur at the Radio Free Asia office in Washington. He said, “I cannot leave. They took such risks. In such a situation, how can I?” Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

A Voice From China’s Uighur Homeland, Reporting From the U.S.

  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

IN December 1994, Shohret Hoshur, then a 29-year-old journalist in a remote corner of the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, said goodbye to his homeland.

Uyghur Exile Pursues Life in Turkey After Taunts and Torture Back in China

  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Young political prisoner recounts how China’s post-9/11 crackdown sundered his once prosperous family.

China Indicts Former Party Chief of Xinjiang's Capital for Graft

  • Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:58

The former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, has been indicted on corruption charges, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Turkish help for Uighur refugees looms over Erdogan visit to Beijing

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

The folded piece of paper with a photo of a four-month-old baby tells a story that will loom over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Chinese hosts when he visits Beijing this week.

Omer Khan speaks to a group of Uyghurs in Rawalpindi, in a file photo.

Chinese Consulate Pays Off Uyghurs in Pakistan For Dirt on Activists

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:03

The money is meant to undermine opposition to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, Uyghur sources say.

Open letter to International Olympic Committee from Chinese, Uyghur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:25

A joint letter (below) has been sent today to members of the International Olympics Committee calling on them to reject Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Participants hold a flag bearing the bidding logo of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics during a event to gather signatures to support Beijing's bid, at a park in Beijing, China, February 8, 2015. Reuters

China Winter Olympics 2022 Bid: Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian Activists Urge IOC To Reject Beijing Bid

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:12

As the deadline to select the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics nears, a group of Chinese, Uyghur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists have penned a letter urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject Beijing’s bid.

Uyghurs, a minority Muslim group in China, say they have faced years of oppression under Chinese rule. Credit: Gustavo Jeronimo/CC-BY-2.0
 Yu Wensheng, 48, said his recent arrest nudged him into the ranks of human rights defenders. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

China Targeting Rights Lawyers in a Crackdown

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:00

More than 200 lawyers and associates have been detained, with 20 still in custody. Some have been paraded on television making humiliating confessions or portrayed as rabble-rousing thugs. A blast of commentaries in newspapers run by the Communist Party has accused them of subversion and swindles.

After Uyghur Controversy, China Praises Law Enforcement Co-op With Thailand

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:57

China sees law enforcement cooperation with Thailand as a model to follow in other relationships.