Uyghur Related

A Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

China Bans Uyghur Language in Xinjiang Schools

  • Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:09

The new directive prohibits use of the language in schools up to and including the secondary level.

A protest was held outside the Egyptian embassy in Washington this month after a crackdown on the Uighur community in Egypt [Al Jazeera]

Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate

  • Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:36

Human rights groups are calling for answers on the whereabouts of dozens of Uighurs arrested by Egyptian authorities.

Dolkun Isa

Police in Italy Detain Uyghur Exile Group Leader at China’s Behest

  • Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:49

Dolkun Isa was stopped at the Italian Senate, where he was to speak on Uyghur issues.

Uyghur Human Rights Activist Prevented from Speaking at Italian Senate

  • Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:49

On 26 June 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the UNPO Dolkun Isa, who was scheduled to speak at the Italian Senate, was stopped by the authorities and brought to the police station for an identity check.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.

Uyghur Student in Cairo Narrowly Avoids Arrest by Chinese, Egyptian Agents

  • Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:26

Meanwhile, nearly 100 Uyghurs are being held by Egypt’s national intelligence service.

Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt [File photo]

Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt [File photo]

  • Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:55

-Azhar University Dean, Mohamed Al-Mahrasawy, confirmed yesterday that 70 Uyghur students had been arrested and their residency papers were investigated.

Chinese police patrolling as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

What is Jingwang? China's Muslim minority forced to install spyware on their phones

  • Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:31

The spyware has reportedly been developed by Chinese police and can monitor chats, SIM card data, Wi-Fi data and more.

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

China Detains 12-Year-Old Uyghur Boy on Return to Xinjiang From Egypt

  • Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:49

Hezritieli Memet has been held since February, when his parents were taken into custody.

East Turkestan: Uyghur Students Detained by Egyptian Government Face Being Deported to China

  • Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:53

In response to the Chinese government’s call for Uyghurs studying abroad to return to East Turkestan (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), Egyptian security forces are rounding up Uyghur students in an attempt to deport them to China.

A personal communication device check point in Xinjiang via Twitter user 即时中国大陆映像

Xinjiang Residents Forced to Install Spyware on Phones

  • Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:23

At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam reports that residents in a district of Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, are being required to install the Jingwang (净网, literally “web-cleaning”) surveillance app on their cellphones.