Uyghur Related

Rizwangul Tursun is shown in an undated photo.

Uyghur Woman Missing Three Years After Being Sent Back From Vietnam

  • Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:17

Rizwangul Tursun was returned to China after trying to travel to Turkey to join her family in exile.

Police patrolling the Old Town in Kashgar, a 2,000-year-old oasis city in China’s far west. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:36

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of securityforces and the creation of a police state in which local inhabitants are subject to constant state control.

Shopkeepers perform daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, in March. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

In China's far west the 'perfect police state' is emerging

  • Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:41

During a trip through China’s violence-plagued Xinjiang, the Guardian witnesses dramatic security surge as Communist party fights to ‘pacify’ region

Does China’s Mass Collection Of DNA Violate The Right To Privacy?

  • Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:18

An international non-profit organization has raised concerns about China’s mass collection of DNA data from its citizens.

This photo taken on April 19, 2015 shows Uyghur men gathering outside for afternoon prayers at the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities have restricted expressions of religion in Xinjiang in recent years such as wearing veils, fasting during Ramadan and young men growing beards. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Beijing ramps up Xinjiang culture war during Ramadan

  • Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:25

Alleged gross human rights abuses are piling up in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as the holy month of Ramadan continues amid disturbing crackdowns on minority Muslims by the Chinese government.

VOICES: 'We Are Not Extremists' - Activists Talk Chinese Suppression

  • Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:23

Political activists from Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang say they are facing increased suppression from Beijing.

UNPO Interview at the European Parliament on the Case of Ilham Tohti and Human Rights Violations in China

  • Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:10

On 7 June 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)'s Advocacy Officer Lucia Parrucci, the Ilham Tohti Initiative's (ITI) President and co-founder, Enver Can and Marie Holzman, respectively, together with's Editor Yaxue Cao were interviewed by the journalist Gabrile Gresillon at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Chinese Police Detain at Least 10 Ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang For 'Ties With Uyghurs'

  • Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:49

State security police detain 'a whole minibus' of Kazakh Muslims on June 10, citing connections with the Turkic-speaking Uyghurs.

European Council President Donald Tusk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive at the EU-China Summit in Brussels on June 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

  • Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:47

EU and its 28 Members Lack Strategy, Credibility to Bring Change

Uyghur schoolchildren in Xinjiang, in file photo.

Uyghurs Rally Around Language in Face of Pressures From China

  • Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:01

International Uyghur Language Day, launched in 2015, urges Uyghurs around the world to speak their native language.