Uyghur Related

UNPO Condemns Recent Attacks at Kunming Station and Calls for Restraint, Dialogue and a Renewed Effort to Address Uyghur Human Rights in China

  • Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:30

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress, the representative body of the Uyghurs, denounce the violent attacks, which took place on 1 March 2014 at Kunming’s main railway station in southern China

Chinese policemen standing near the body of one of the alleged attackers (L) at the railway station in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, March 1, 2014.

China's Kunming Train Station Violence Leaves 33 Dead

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:19

Beijing blames 'separatist forces' in Xinjiang for the attack.

Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012.

Authorities Bar Lawyer From Meeting With Detained Uyghur Scholar's Wife

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:15

A rights group meanwhile warns that Ilham Tohti remains at high risk of torture and ill-treatment as long as he is in custody.

Shoppers browse at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Xinjiang Police Fire Tear Gas on Uyghur Crowd at Bazaar

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:12

The crowd is aggravated by dispute over confiscated motorcycles.

Backlash: Ulghur worshippers at Friday prayer at the central mosque in Hotan. Photo: Sanghee Lee

Losing their religion: Desperate plight of China's ethnic Uighurs

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:47

China's Uighurs are fighting back against religious persecution.

The Dream Team: Ilham Tohti, Uyghur; Tybetanka Oser, Tibetan; Ai Weiwei, Han. Beijing, May 19, 2013.

China: Uighur Economist at Risk of Torture in Detention

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:33

Drop Charges and Release Ilham Tohti

University professor, blogger, and member of the Muslim Uighur minority, Ilham Tohti stands in a classroom in Beijing on June 12, 2010 (AFP/File, Frederic J. Brown)

Arrest of Professor Ilham Tohti - French academics react

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:25

We have learned of the formal arrest of Ilham Tohti, renowned professor of economics at the Central Nationalities University

In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 photo, economist Ilham Tohti speaks to students at the Central Nationalities University in Beijing, China. He has been under arrest dozens of times over the past decade for criticizing how China runs his homeland and treats his people.

China denies detained Uighur professor access to lawyer

  • Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:57

A prominent Uighur economist who has been charged with separatism in China's far western Xinjiang region was denied access to legal counsel on Thursday, his lawyer said, on grounds that the case involves "state secrets".

Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Uyghur Language Activist to be Tried in March

  • Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:53

But little is known about the fate of his two business partners.

Perhat Halmurat

Three Students of Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Formally Arrested

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:54

Chinese authorities inform their families of the charges against them.