Uyghur Related

Ilham Tohti, a university professor, blogger and member of the Muslim Uyghur minority, chats with students after a lecture in Beijing in 2010.Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images

SAR calls for letters on behalf of Ilham Tohti of China

  • Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:17

Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned for Professor Ilham Tohti, a public intellectual and economics professor, who was convicted on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison last year.

Amnesty's warning to Osborne over China links

  • Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:09

UK Chancellor George Osborne is on a controversial trip to Xinjiang - the first government minister from a major Western power in recent years to visit China's troubled western region.

The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, is given a tour of the Shanghai stock exchange on Tuesday during his five-day visit to China. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Osborne talks up prospects of regional China amid latest fatal clashes

  • Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:59

UK chancellor has faced criticism for failing to speak out about increasing levels of government repression many blame for the bloodshed in Xinjiang

“Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs and Mongols”

  • Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:55

Rally Urging President Obama to Press Chinese President Xi Jinping on human rights in China, September

25 11 am -1 pm, near the White House

Police search for fugitive 'terrorists' in Aksu, Aug. 9, 2014.

Knife Attack at Xinjiang Coal Mine Leaves 40 Dead, Injured

  • Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:47

Several of the alleged ‘separatist’ perpetrators are believed to be on the run.

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: USCIRF Calls on the Release of Ilham Tohti and other Prisoners of Conscience

  • Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:42

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) solemnly marks the one-year anniversary of the life sentence handed down to Chinese Uighur Muslim scholar Ilham Tohti for “separatism.”

On a visit to the Shanghai stock exchange, George Osborne told his Chinese hosts: ‘Let’s stick together and make Britain China’s best partner in the west.’ Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Osborne 'must raise human rights abuse' on visit to volatile Chinese region

  • Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:36

Activists call on UK chancellor to speak out during Xinjiang visit and warn ‘you can’t do deals with abusive government without being complicit’

 Powerful voice … author Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman joins authors in urging Chinese president to release jailed writers

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:34

More than 40 authors, including Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman and Ian McEwan, have written an open letter to Xi Jinping, ahead of his first US state visit, expressing ‘concern about the deteriorating state of free expression in China’

In 2014, Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur and an economist, was charged with separatism and sentenced to life in prison.Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

PEN Appeals to Xi Jinping for Release of Imprisoned Chinese

  • Fri, 09/18/2015 - 20:37

For them, pens and laptops are the tools of their trade and their megaphones to the world. 

Uyghur journalist Niyaz Kahar is shown standing with his parents in an undated photo.

Uyghur Journalist in Failing Health in Prison

  • Mon, 09/14/2015 - 19:46

His website had carried 'politically sensitive' stories about Uyghur history and culture.