Uyghur Related

'Deaths And Injuries' Follow Clashes Between Uyghurs and Police in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:48

Hospital says 7-8 died, more injured in incident involving bomb.

  Director Patricio Henriquez and Rushan Abbas, a U.S. businesswoman of Uyghur origins who first worked as a military translator in Guantánamo and then moved over to help the legal team fighting to get the Uyghurs out of prison. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

Montrealer's documentary probes absurd case of Uyghurs in Guantánamo

  • Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:45

It’s an incredible story. Montreal-based filmmaker Patricio Henríquez’s Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd looks at 22 members of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority who were detained in Afghanistan shortly after the American invasion of that country and ended up spending several years in the Guantánamo prison.

‘De-radicalizing’ Xinjiang, One Bad Pop Song at a Time

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:35

Authorities hope the saccharine 'Little Apple' can calm tensions in the western region.

Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, speaks on China's treatment of dissidents and their families during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Sept. 24, 2013. Richardson recently published a report saying that the proposed Chinese anti-terrorism law is intended to legitimize human rights abuses. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).  More in Chinese Regime In this screenshot from a Chinese Central Television interview, Liu Han, former Chinese mining tycoon, is show

Proposed ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Legitimizes Human Rights Violations in China

  • Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:58

The Chinese regime is drafting its own anti-terrorism legislation to combat terrorists. Yet in the eyes the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), it is simply a tactic for legitimizing human rights violations in the country.

World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:32

Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Imams were forced to brandish the slogan that "our income comes from the CKP not from Allah".

Chinese Imams Forced to Dance

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:41

In another crackdown on religious freedoms, China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul.

More Than One Million Lack Clean Water in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:28

A decades-old project has failed more than half the area’s population.

Uighur man's 21-month journey to Turkey – and freedom

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:24

One Uighur man tells AA of his dangerous journey from China to a new life in Turkey, already home to thousands of members of this Muslim minority.

YG with his daughter — of the the two children he could take with him — and his wife in Kayseri in central Turkey. The couple had to leave three of their children behind because they could not secure passports for them.Guray Ervin

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:19

State crackdowns prompt China’s Uighurs to risk long, perilous journeys in search of security and stability

A child stands amid donated items for Uighur migrants in a tent in Kayseri, Turkey. More than 600 Uighurs from China are living in government-supplied apartments in the city, and residents have donated food, furniture and clothing for them. (Glen Johnson / For The Times)

Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:56

Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons.