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FILE - An ethnic Uighur boy inside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong, Thailand is seen in this March 15, 2014 photo.

Thailand Facing Dilemma Over Fate of Ethnic Uighurs

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:25

Thailand is facing a renewed dilemma over the fate of more than 60 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers amid reports of pressure by China for the group’s return.

Egypt is deporting members of a Chinese ethnic minority group

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:22

Egypt continues to arrest and deport members of a Chinese ethnic minority group, sending many into hiding.

USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley speaks in support of Chinese prisoner of conscience Gulmira Imin.

Open Letter from USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley to Gulmira Imin on the 8th Anniversary of Her Arrest

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:17

Open Letter from USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley to Gulmira Imin on the 8th Anniversary of Her Arrest

More Uyghurs Detained in Cairo as Students Appeal to Al-Azhar For Help

  • Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:41

University leaders meanwhile meet with official Chinese delegations, deny anyone detained 'on campus.'

Uyghur students are being rounded up in Egypt [Emanuel Stoakes]

Speaking out: Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt share fears of execution

  • Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:38

The latest episode in China's international campaign against ethnic Uyghur Muslims is playing out in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

Armed police patrol at the entrance of the South Railway Station in Urumqi. Photo: Reuters

China's security clampdown hits businesses

  • Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:33

Traders, business owners and residents in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, are seeing little benefit from the central government's cash injection, according to about 20 interviews with people in the city.

A Kazakh herdsman grazes a flock of cattle and sheep in Yining county, in Xinjiang's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, June 20, 2017.

Chinese Police Detain 'More Than 100' Friends, Classmates of Kazakh Custody Death Imam

  • Tue, 07/11/2017 - 19:04

The death of ethnic Kazakh imam Akmet in police custody is officially blamed on suicide, but those who supported him are being rounded up.

 View of the inner courtyard in Al-Azhar.

Round-ups of Uyghurs Continue as Egypt, China Condemned by Rights Groups

  • Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:40

Fearful Uyghurs scramble to get out of Egypt and avoid forced return to China, where they risk torture and arbitrary jailing.

File photo of a mosque at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, from which Uyghur students have been rounded up at China's behest. AFP


  • Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:37

According to media reports, around 150 Uighurs have been detained in Egypt and have either already been, or are currently at imminent risk of, being forcibly returned to China. If returned, they are at real risk of serious human rights violations.

FILE - Egyptian riot policemen surround the entrance of al-Azhar university.

Egyptian Police Detain Uighurs and Deport Them to China

  • Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:33

At least 12 Chinese nationals were deported and put on a flight to China late Thursday, and 22 more were detained for immediate deportation, three Egyptian aviation officials said.