Uyghur Related


Hard To Believe: forced organ harvesting in China and Australia's moral obligations

  • Wed, 10/28/2015 - 19:53

As Australia prepares to step up business with China after signing a free trade agreement, a cloud hangs over one particular "business".

Ilham Tohti

Congress and president reaffirm international religious freedom

  • Wed, 10/28/2015 - 19:36

Today, Oct. 27, is International Religious Freedom Day, which this year marks the 17th anniversary of the enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).

Time for a Change: European Parliament Conference Exposes Uyghur Struggle for Freedom of Religion

  • Tue, 10/27/2015 - 21:00

In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the UNPO and the WUC convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights”, hosted by Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE)

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Repatriated Uyghurs Forced To Make Film About Fleeing China For Thailand

  • Wed, 10/21/2015 - 20:19

Authorities in Xinjiang have been showing the film to villagers to deter them from doing the same.

China launches war of words against Uighur leader Kadeer

  • Wed, 10/21/2015 - 20:13

China on Tuesday criticized a top exiled Uighur leader for "absurd" comments about Britain's lavish reception for President Xi Jinping, claiming that its far western region of Xinjiang was at peace.

Marie Holzman: ‘The European Parliament Should Award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Ilham Tohti’

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 21:12

Noted French Sinologist Prof. Marie Holzman, someone who knows Ilham Tohti, is calling on the European Parliament to award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Ilham, a well-known Uyghur intellectual who has been sentenced to life in prison, and to speak out more forcefully on his behalf.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Township in Xinjiang Keeps 'Personal Archive' of Uyghurs Who Flee Region

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 21:05

Security efforts include the use of families to pressure or trick suspects, one official says.

Nowhere in sight : Uighur families in G-B sans education funds

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 21:02

The education fund provided by China for Uighur families in Gilgit-Baltistan has not been distributed to the rightful beneficiaries for five months, raising some suspicion.

Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer delivers a speech in front of a Japanese flag at the fourth General Assembly of the World Uighur Congress in Tokyo May 14, 2012. REUTERS/YURIKO NAKAO

Uighur leader says blood on Britain's red carpet welcome for China's Xi

  • Mon, 10/19/2015 - 21:23

The red carpet Britain is laying out this week to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping is stained with the blood of Uighurs, Tibetans and dissidents, a top exiled Uighur leader said on Monday, calling the lavish reception "unfortunate".

By The New York Times

In a Region Disturbed by Ethnic Tensions, China Keeps Tight Lid on a Massacre

  • Mon, 10/19/2015 - 20:59

Armed with only knives, the assailants struck at the coal mine in the dead of night, first killing the security guards and then setting upon the miners as they slept in their dormitory beds.