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 Demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in front of the Thai Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, July 9, 2015. Reuters/Umit Bektas

Thai Prime Minister defends decision to send Uighurs back to China

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:14

Thailand's prime minister defended a decision to forcibly return nearly 100 Uighur Muslim migrants to China despite rights groups concerns they could face ill-treatment upon their return, saying if they encountered any problems it was not Bangkok's fault.

Security is beefed up at the Turkish embassy in Bangkok on Thursday morning, after an angry mob stormed the Thai consulate in Istanbul overnight. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Thailand on defensive as activists slam Uighur deportation

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:10

Thailand is defending its deportation of more than 100 Uighur refugees to China, saying it followed proper, humanitarian procedures despite the condemnation of rights groups.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Thailand Forcibly Repatriating More Than 90 Uyghurs to China: Exile Group

  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 19:01

They are among a group detained for more than a year after fleeing persecution at home.

The government has effectively defied a demand by China and has sent an unknown number of Uighur migrants from Xinjiang to Turkey as they requested. (Photo by Vichayant Boonchote)

Uighurs sent to Turkish haven

  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:57

The government has transferred an unconfirmed number of ethnic Uighurs to Turkey for resettlement, a source revealed Tuesday.

Uighurs escaping persecution express gratitude to Turkey

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:08

The Uighurs who fled Chinese oppression Xinjang are finally breathing easy after reaching Turkey, which was eager to receive them. The newly arrived Uighurs, who suffered from ethnic and religious discrimination have been settled in Kayseri province

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

UN human rights chief says China’s new security law is too broad, too vague

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:05

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the human rights implications of a new Law on National Security adopted by China on 1 July.

China’s restrictions on Uighurs protested in New York

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:01

A group of demonstrators in New York protested China's restrictions imposed on Muslims in East Turkistan on Monday, in order to draw the world's attention to the situation of the Uighurs.

Li Zhi, pictured in on September 3, 2009, begging a crowd of protesters in Urumqi to disperse and avoid further violence. Photo: Xinhua

Communist Party chief at time of deadly 2009 riots in Western Chinese city expelled and faces graft charges

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 18:59

Li Zhi is remembered for pleading with angry crowd to disperse and avoid further violence

Professors at the University of Medicine in Urumqi, Xinjiang, hand out melons to Uighur students during Ramadan. Photo uploaded to the private Wechat account of our Observer, Lin (not his real name).

China clamps down on Xinjiang’s Muslims over Ramadan

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 20:08

The Chinese authorities have been doing all they can to discourage Muslim Uighurs from fasting since Ramadan began. Free slices of watermelon were handed out in the middle of the day at Urumqi’s University of Medicine in Xinjiang, a region with a huge Muslim Uighur population.

Young and Muslim in China’s Tense Far West

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 19:01

Checkpoints at schools, confiscated passports, and no cell phones. Beijing is tightening the screws on Uighur youth in Xinjiang.