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A family member (C) of Uyghur painter Memetjan Abdullah leaves with relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after a meeting with the Malaysian ambassador at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 12, 2014.

Family of Uyghur Artist on Ill-Fated Malaysian Plane Kept in the Dark?

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00

A source claims the family is unable to follow briefings conducted in Mandarin.

Memetjan Abdullah's ainting "Outlook," part of the National Art Museum of China's collection.

Portrait of an artist: The Uyghur painter on Flight 370

  • Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00

In many ways -- more than just distance, at least -- it is a long way from the remote city of Kashgar in the restive northwest Chinese province of Xinjiang to Kuala Lumpur, the bustling, teeming capital of Malaysia.

 Some of the alleged 'terrorists' in southern Thailand this month Photo by

Terrorists or Terrified: Unproven Claims About Mystery Families Alarm Rights Group

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:08

Claims that mysterious families of travellers who recently arrived in Thailand are ''terrorists'' were being challenged today by the New York-based NGO, Human Rights Watch.

A suspected Uygur and an infant in detention. Photo: Reuters

Rights activists scoff at 'Uygur terrorist' claims over group of 410 held in Thailand

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:01

410 suspects held in Thailand include children and pregnant women, says Human Rights Watch

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Thailand Detains More Migrants Believed to Be Uighurs

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:58

Two groups totaling at least 189 migrants believed to be ethnic Uighurs fleeing China have been detained in recent days by the authorities in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Children are among Uyghurs held at an immigration center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Another Batch of Uyghur Asylum Seekers Held in Thailand

  • Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:50

Rights groups ask Bangkok not to deport them back to China, fearing punishment.

 <p><p>Thailand&#39;s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters before a cabinet meeting in Bangkok on February 25, 2014.</p></p>  Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters before a cabinet meeting in Bangkok on February 25, 2014.

Thailand: More Uighurs Face Forced Return to China

  • Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:32

The government of Thailand should ensure that 112 newly detained people believed to be ethnic Uighurs are not forcibly returned to China, Human Rights Watch said today.

lham Tohti in 2010.AFP/Getty Images

Uighur activist’s detention rallies China’s dissidents to his cause

  • Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:22

Ilham Tohti’s absence from cyberspace leaves international rights workers, journalists and family in the lurch

 Ti-anna Wang (R), daughter of political prisoner Wang Bingzhang, speaks with U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) (2nd R) behind her during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington January More... Credit: REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

EU, U.S. denounce China's arrests of activists

  • Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:18

The United States and European Union (EU) accused China on Tuesday of using arrests and harassment to silence human rights activists, also voicing consternation at the death in custody of a prominent dissident.

Uyghur delegates to the National People's Congress arrive for the opening session of its annual meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Bejiing, March 5, 2014.

Uyghur Representative Speaks Out Against Discriminatory Policies

  • Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:24

His frank comments on religious controls and unemployment bring praise from Uyghur netizens.