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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.

Uyghur Human Rights Activist Ilham Tohti Has Received Weimar 2017 Human Rights Prize

  • Mon, 07/03/2017 - 16:32

Uyghur scientist and human rights activist Ilham Tohti – former candidate for the Sakharov Prize – was awarded the Weimar Human Rights Prize by Weimar city council for his commitments to the rights of Uyghurs in the Xinjang autonomous region.

A Uyghur man uses his mobile phone above shops at a bazaar in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Take Further Steps Towards Total Digital Surveillance

  • Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:19

Residents of the regional capital must hand over all digital devices by the end of July as part of an ‘anti-terror’ operation.

Police check the identity cards of ethnic Uighurs and search their bags in the main square in Xinjiang's famed Silk Road city of Kashgar in China's far northwestern, mainly Muslim Xinjiang region on August 8, 2008.

Security Clampdown in Far-Western China Exacts Toll on Businesses

  • Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:41

The economy of the vast Xinjiang region in far western China is officially growing at a robust pace, faster than the country as a whole. That is largely thanks to big investments in infrastructure from Beijing as the region - with its links to much of central Asia - is critical to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road initiative.