Uyghur Related

New Xinjiang Party Boss Boosts Surveillance, Police Patrols

  • Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:05

Midnight raids on private homes are common, as police search for suspect persons.

Chinese nativism and its consequences

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:59

There’s an overall tendency in world politics to think and promote the idea that increasing globalization will eventually result in enough international unity to permanently marginalize nationalist sentiment.

UNPO Welcomes EU Resolution on Ilham Tohti and the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:52

On 15 December 2016, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution on breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law in China. 

Conference on Ilham Tohti and Human Rights for the Uyghur in Munich

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:49

On the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the UNPO, in cooperation with the STP, ITI and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen convened a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on 12 December 2016. 

A farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Uyghur Farmers Sent to School in China ‘Anti-Extremism’ Drive

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:16

The move appears aimed at further weakening Uyghur cultural identity and promoting identification with the Chinese state.

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:09

Worldwide record 259 journalists in jail, says CPJ annual census - See more at:

A mural is on display at the Container Yard for an Art for Amnesty event in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 10. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

Mural Created in Support of Uyghur Prisoner of Conscience

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:45

Renowned Uyghur economics scholar Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence in China on charges of “separatism,” while thousands of human rights activists around the world are showing him support and raising awareness of his case.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION - European Parlament

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:41

with request for inclusion in the agenda for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law pursuant to Rule 135 of the Rules of Procedure on the cases of the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy and Ilham Tohti

Chen Quanguo, centre, has implemented many policies in his three months as party chief of Xinjiang that he also oversaw in the same position in Tibet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Passports taken, more police ... new party boss Chen Quanguo acts to tame Xinjiang with methods used in Tibet

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:15

24/7 police surveillance and spying neighbours are familiar to residents of Chen Quanguo’s last post

East Turkestan: Uyghur Dissident-In-Exile Calls for Increased International Pressure On China

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:10

A number of Chinese dissidents-in-exile called for a tougher US stance on Beijing's rights record. Among others, prominent Uyghur dissident-in-exile Rebiya Kadeer spoke out.