Uyghur Related

FILE - An Uighur man sits at a street market in Kashgar, Xinjiang province.

Chinese City Bans Big Beards on Buses

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:54

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.

Rebiya Kadeer speaks at the demeonstration at the Chinese Embassy in D.C on Aug 03, 2014

‘At Least 2,000 Uyghurs Killed’ in Yarkand Violence: Exile Leader

  • Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:11

World Uyghur Congress leader Rebiya Kadeer cites ‘evidence from the ground’ for the much higher death toll.

Amateur ‘Terrorist Hunters’ Offered Millions in Cash in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:31

The Chinese government will “strike with awe-inspiring force” against people it says are Islamic terrorists causing bloodshed in the western region of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, the top Communist Party leader there, said last week.

Police officers block a road and examine vehicles in Yarkand county in Kashgar, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, on July 30. (Kim Soon-hi)

Chinese police block entry to attack site in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:21

Two days after an armed group assaulted local government offices and a police station here, security officials blocked traffic from entering the area around the crime scene.

Chinese soldiers last week in Xinjiang Province. Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China Says Nearly 100 Are Killed in Week of Unrest in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:02

It was a bloody week in China’s far west, with nearly 100 people killed in unrest that the authorities have characterized as terrorism but that Uighur advocacy groups have said is a consequence of a sweeping crackdown aimed at silencing opposition to the government’s hard-line policies in the region.

Guzailai Nu'er, the wife of Ilham Tohti, speaks as she has an interview with Reuters by a phone from window of her house in Beijing, January 17, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China trial of Uighur scholar within weeks, lawyer says

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:59

A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang region could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, in a case that has attracted concern over judicial and human rights abuses.

In this July 17, 2014 photo, wanted posters of men involved in recent terror attacks are posted on the streets of Aksu in western China's Xinjiang province. The Chinese government uses expansive controls and propaganda to maintain a virtual monopoly on the narrative in the tense region of Xinjiang, where minority Uighurs complain of oppression under Beijing’s rule. Ng Han Guan / AP Photo

China controls narrative of violence in tense west

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:58

When a remote county in China's far west exploded last week in what appeared to be the country's worst ethnic violence since 2009, it took the government six days to put out an exact death toll.

Economist Ilham Tohti speaks to students at the Central Nationalities University in Beijing on Dec. 1, 2009. (ELIZABETH DALZIEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The long campaign to silence Uighur voice of dissent

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:54

Ilham Tohti sat in the back of the second-floor coffee shop, eyes occasionally flitting to the door to check if he had been followed. The surprise was that it seemed he had not.

Chairman Brown and Cochairman Smith Commend Ilham Tohti’s Efforts To Peacefully Promote Ethnic Minority Rights and Urge China To Drop All Charges Against Him

  • Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:15

Uyghur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti was indicted recently on charges of “separatism,” which can carry the death penalty in China. 

Uyghur website editor and economist facing possible death penalty

  • Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:13

After being held for six months, Ilham Tohti has been formally charged with separatism