Uyghur Related

Shoppers browse at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Chinese Authorities Order Muslim Uyghur Shop Owners to Stock Alcohol, Cigarettes

  • Mon, 05/04/2015 - 21:04

The decree goes against public scorn for the products as taboo in Islam.

Some of the Chinese journalists in detention or prison today (clockwise from top left): Gao Yu (高瑜), Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木●土赫提), Jiang Lijun (姜力均), Wang Hanfei (王寒非), Qi Chonghuai (齐崇淮), Zhang Miao (张淼), Hailaite Niyazi (海莱特●尼亚孜), Chen Yongzhou (陈永州), and Dong Rubin (董如彬).

China: Release Journalists, Protect Press Freedom

  • Mon, 05/04/2015 - 20:48

On the eve of 2015’s World Press Freedom Day, CHRD calls on the Chinese government to release the dozens of journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists imprisoned in China, including the recently imprisoned 71-year old journalist Gao Yu (高瑜).

The map shows Keriye country in Hotan prefecture.

Six Uyghurs Die in Village Police Operation in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

Authorities, who suspected them of being terrorists, confirmed the incident this week.

Abdullah Abduweli at the Padang Besar detention facility in an undated photo.

Death of Boy in Thailand Highlights Plight of Hundreds of Uyghur Detainees

  • Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

The fate of the refugees remains uncertain more than a year after their detention.

Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

  • Tue, 04/28/2015 - 22:00

In the months since the carnage in Elishku, the village has acquired an Orwellian atmosphere, with loudspeakers perched atop 10-metre poles throughout the village blaring Chinese government propaganda on a constant loop.

Armed police patrol on motorbikes along a street in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, earlier this month (AFP Photo/Greg Baker)

Uyghur scholar's writings shed light on China's missteps

  • Tue, 04/28/2015 - 21:55

In 2011, when high-level Chinese officials asked Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti to write an assessment of recent troubles in restive Xinjiang, there was every reason to believe Beijing might listen.

China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents

  • Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:50

 Something hideously violent happened in Elishku. Whether it was a separatist attack or a civilian massacre is shrouded in the mists of conflict, control, claim and counter-claim that plague China`s mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

The map shows Shayar county in Aksu prefecture.

Uyghur Shot by Xinjiang Police in Extrajudicial Killing is Deemed Innocent

  • Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:05

Authorities have not compensated the family for his death or rescinded the promotion of the policeman who killed him.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Uyghur-Canadian Interrogated, Pressured to Spy For Chinese Authorities

  • Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:01

He was brought in for questioning while visiting relatives in Xinjiang.

Chinese Township Official Grabs Uyghur Farmers’ Greenhouses in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:29

He gave the facilities to Han Chinese migrants from outside the region.