Uyghur Related

Madeleine Moon

International Human Rights Day

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:13

Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Totti

Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

  • Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:40

Concrete improvements in human rights and the rule of law in China are directly linked to the security and prosperity of both the American and Chinese people.

Police Confiscate Passports in Parts of Xinjiang, in Western China

  • Fri, 12/02/2016 - 22:53

Police officers in parts of the vast western Chinese region of Xinjiang have been ordering residents to hand over their passports since October, according to residents interviewed by telephone this week and online photographs of orders from local police departments.

Rishat Haji's grandmother Reyhannisa Haji is shown in an undated photo. Photo sent by an RFA listener

Xinjiang Police Hold Uyghur Hostage Against Brother’s ‘Crime’

  • Thu, 12/01/2016 - 20:56

Rishat Haji's older brother, who has disappeared in Turkey, is suspected of involvement in separatist activities.

World Uyghur Congress Confronts Obstacles from China at 9th UN Forum on Minority Issues

  • Thu, 12/01/2016 - 20:54

From November 24-25, the WUC attended the 9th UN Forum on Minority Issues in order to advocate for the Uyghur population in East Turkestan.

Twins Husan and Hasan listen to a coach’s speech after nighttime training at R&F Soccer School in Meizhou, Guangdong province, March 17, 2016. Liu Yuyang for Sixth Tone

Goal Far Afield for Young Uyghur Footballers

  • Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:00

In Guangdong province, water is never far away. Even if it’s not raining, the air will still be damp, and every part of the R&F Soccer School — the floors, the windows, the walls — is constantly covered in drops of water.

UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights Plight of Forgotten Minorities in Humanitarian Crises

  • Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:11

On 25 November 2016, the UNPO, in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), convened a side-event to the 9th Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues.

Uighur Muslims in Turpan County, Xinjiang. Authorities have clamped down on symbols of Islam such as beards and the veil

China orders Xinjiang residents to hand in passports

  • Mon, 11/28/2016 - 18:03

Citizens of restive region of 11m Muslim Uighurs must apply to get papers back

Muslims pray at a mosque during Ramadan in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, July 6, 2015. Picture taken July 6, 2015 REUTERS/China Daily

Religious extremism is spreading to inland China: official

  • Mon, 11/28/2016 - 17:58

Religious extremism has begun to spread to inland China from its western Xinjiang region, long considered by the government to be at the forefront of its efforts to battle Islamist separatists, the country's top religious affairs official said.

China confiscates passports of Xinjiang people

  • Mon, 11/28/2016 - 17:56

Chinese authorities have begun confiscating passports from people in the western region of Xinjiang, which has seen regular unrest.