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The government has effectively defied a demand by China and has sent an unknown number of Uighur migrants from Xinjiang to Turkey as they requested. (Photo by Vichayant Boonchote)

Uighurs sent to Turkish haven

  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:57

The government has transferred an unconfirmed number of ethnic Uighurs to Turkey for resettlement, a source revealed Tuesday.

Uighurs escaping persecution express gratitude to Turkey

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:08

The Uighurs who fled Chinese oppression Xinjang are finally breathing easy after reaching Turkey, which was eager to receive them. The newly arrived Uighurs, who suffered from ethnic and religious discrimination have been settled in Kayseri province

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

UN human rights chief says China’s new security law is too broad, too vague

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:05

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the human rights implications of a new Law on National Security adopted by China on 1 July.

China’s restrictions on Uighurs protested in New York

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:01

A group of demonstrators in New York protested China's restrictions imposed on Muslims in East Turkistan on Monday, in order to draw the world's attention to the situation of the Uighurs.

Li Zhi, pictured in on September 3, 2009, begging a crowd of protesters in Urumqi to disperse and avoid further violence. Photo: Xinhua

Communist Party chief at time of deadly 2009 riots in Western Chinese city expelled and faces graft charges

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 18:59

Li Zhi is remembered for pleading with angry crowd to disperse and avoid further violence

Professors at the University of Medicine in Urumqi, Xinjiang, hand out melons to Uighur students during Ramadan. Photo uploaded to the private Wechat account of our Observer, Lin (not his real name).

China clamps down on Xinjiang’s Muslims over Ramadan

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 20:08

The Chinese authorities have been doing all they can to discourage Muslim Uighurs from fasting since Ramadan began. Free slices of watermelon were handed out in the middle of the day at Urumqi’s University of Medicine in Xinjiang, a region with a huge Muslim Uighur population.

Young and Muslim in China’s Tense Far West

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 19:01

Checkpoints at schools, confiscated passports, and no cell phones. Beijing is tightening the screws on Uighur youth in Xinjiang.

 Demonstrators set fire to a Chinese flag during a protest against China near the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, July 5, 2015. Reuters/Osman Orsal

China says Xinjiang has no 'ethnic problem' after Turkey protests

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 18:48

China has no "ethnic problem" in its far west, and Muslim Uighur minorities there enjoy freedom of religion, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, following anti-China protests in Turkey over Beijing's treatment of the group.

China called upon to end Uyghur repression

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 18:45

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre, Uyghurs and human rights activists in the UK are calling upon the Chinese government to investigate the events of 5 July 2009, account for the dead and missing, and to end the continuing repression of the people of East Turkestan.

 Ethnic Uighur demonstrators, waving blue East Turkestan flags, set fire to a Chinese flag during a protest against China's Xi Jinping's visit in Ankara February 21, 2012. Reuters/Stringer

Turkey says to keep doors open for Uighur 'brothers', irking China

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 18:41

Turkey vowed on Friday to keep its doors open to ethnic Uighur migrants fleeing persecution in China, a stance likely to exacerbate Ankara's row with Beijing over its treatment of the largely Muslim, Turkic-language speaking minority.