Uyghur Related

Nur Iman holds a picture of her father in front of the White House in Washington in September. COURTESY OF NUR IMAN

I Was a Model Uighur. China Took My Family Anyway.

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:18

Beijing says it’s releasing people from the camps. So where are my parents?

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. RFA

Ilham Tohti Shortlisted for the European Union's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:17

Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been shortlisted for the prestigous Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:16

Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

US Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Citing Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:15

The move will block companies’ access to American components and limit their access to the US market.

World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa speaks during a protest of Beijing's rights record on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 1, 2019. WUC Twitter Feed

Thousands Gather Worldwide to Protest Beijing’s Rights Record as Communist China Turns 70

  • Tue, 10/01/2019 - 21:21

Tibetan, Uyghur demonstrators say ethnic minorities and dissidents have suffered for decades, despite economic growth.

CCP’s Birthday: A View from Xinjiang

  • Tue, 10/01/2019 - 21:06

Xi Jinping celebrated with great fanfare the 70th anniversary of the Communist victory in China. The Uyghurs try to tell the world that all that glitters is not gold.

As China celebrates 70 years, its rhetoric on ‘dignity and rights’ drifts even further from reality

  • Tue, 10/01/2019 - 21:05

The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 70 years since its founding this week amid triumphant cries of its development miracle, unity, dignity and even rights. While it’s important to recognise the achievements of any country, the rhetoric is disingenuous and deeply offensive to millions living within China’s borders who have seen nothing of the sort their entire lives.

What Xi Jinping Hasn’t Learned From China’s Emperors

  • Tue, 10/01/2019 - 21:04

Tolerance of diversity, not repression, is the surest way to govern a vast territory with many peoples.

Ablimit Tursun in Belgium, in an undated photo. Credit: Ablimit Tursun

Uighur in Belgium fears for family after asylum snag

  • Tue, 10/01/2019 - 21:03

An Uighur refugee living in Belgium complained Tuesday that Chinese authorities had cracked down on his family after they applied for the right to join him.

A Uighur scholar facing potential execution is one of over a million detained by China

  • Mon, 09/30/2019 - 18:41

Nury Tiyip grew up following in his brother Tashpolat’s footsteps: from their hometown of Ili, a remote city near the Chinese-Soviet border; to Urumqi, where they both played volleyball at Xinjiang University; to Japan, where they also studied.