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U.S. Calls On China To Stop Targeting Uyghur Journalist's Family

  • Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:50

The U.S. State Department says it is concerned that three brothers of a Washington-based ethnic Uyghur journalist have been imprisoned because of his work.

Shohret Hoshur, Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia. According to a RFA statement, the harassment of Hoshur’s family started in 2009 after he reported on a Uighur torture victim, but threats from officials had accelerated in recent months. (Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia/Courtesy of Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia)

China uses long-range intimidation of U.S. reporter to suppress Xinjiang coverage

  • Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:33

The Chinese government has imprisoned the three brothers of a Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia, apparently intensifying its suppression of free speech and coverage of the troubled province of Xinjiang.

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

'Illnesses, Deaths Among Uyghur Refugees in Thai Detention Centers'

  • Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:33

Many are suffering from physical and psychological illnesses, Uyghur filmmaker says.

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

China's long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:35

By Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator
January 7, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Imam Knanat Ali stands outside the Prophet Muhammad Mosque in Almaty on Nov. 5, 2014. Ali has presided over the mosque for three years.

China’s Ban on Islamic Veils Sends Uighurs Westward to Pray

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:52

The Imam at one of Almaty’s biggest mosques gets busy around Ramadan when his Uighur “brothers and sisters” from China flock to the Kazakh city to pray, finding it increasingly difficult to practice Islam at home.

BBC visits China's Xinjiang province - home of the Uighurs

  • Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:08

China says it is facing a growing threat from militant Islam and it is in the midst of a year-long crackdown on what it describes as terrorism driven by religious extremism.

Veil and prayer ban enter into force in China’s Xinjiang

  • Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:53

The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim 'extremists'.

Police patrolling near the site of an explosion in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last month.

'The Government Is Watching Every Citizen:' The BBC Just Reported From The Most Oppressive Place In China

  • Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:50

Kashgar is one of the hardest places in China for foreign journalists to visit.

  Nur Bekri, chairman of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, attends a news conference in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region August 19, 2010.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

China promotes governor of troubled Xinjiang to top energy post

  • Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:03

China has promoted the ethnic Uighur governor of the troubled far western region of Xinjiang to the country's top energy policy body, Chinese media reported on Wednesday, but left unclear who would replace him.

Suspected Turkish migrants sit after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand Thursday, March 13, 2014. AP Photo

Turkey's diplomatic steps save lives of Uyghur refugees in Thailand

  • Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Thanks to diplomatic actions taken by Turkey and the United Nations, some 300 Uyghur refugees in Thailand will not be sent to China, from where they had escaped and face death if they return.