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FILE PHOTO: Policemen perform during an anti-terrorism drill on an open day in Beijing, China July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

China to push for greater cooperation on graft, terrorism at Interpol meeting

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:25

China will push for greater international cooperation in the fight against corruption and terrorism when it hosts Interpol’s general assembly next week, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the matter, against a backdrop of concerns China is using the body for its own goals.

ON OCTOBER 10, 2016, ILHAM TOHTI’S DAUGHTER JEWHER ILHAM RECEIVED MARTIN ENNALS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD FROM THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN ON BEHALF OF HER FATHER. THE HC WAS LATER HARASSED BY CHINA FOR ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AND PRESENTING THE AWARD. PROFESSOR ELLIOT SPERLING ACCOMPANIED JEWHER.  PHOTO: MARTIN ENNALS FOUNDATION.

News About Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on the Third Anniversary of His Sentencing: No News

  • Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:56

We believe that the combination of reduced visits, denial of communication, gag orders, and family reprisals, have been carefully engineered to punish the Uighur scholar with degrading treatment and psychological torture, while at the same time keeping the attention on his plight from the outside world to a minimum.

Police on patrol near a mosque in Kashgar in China’s restive Xinjiang province. The nation’s security chief hopes the use of technology will help predict where terror attacks may take place. Photo: AFP

China’s security chief calls for greater use of AI to predict terrorism, social unrest

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:49

Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says

Horigul Nasir's photo is shown on an identification card.

Uyghur Woman Handed 10-Year Prison Term Over Headscarf Claim

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:36

The story was told by a 'terrified' friend under questioning by police, the woman's brother says.

Former Xinjiang judge Huang Yunmin is shown in an undated photo.  Human Rights Campaign in China

Former Xinjiang Judge Tried on 'Ethnic Hatred' Charges

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:09

The trial comes against a backdrop of growing security measures targeting the region's mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups.

China Capitalizes on Rohingya Crisis

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:04

The human toll of the Rohingya refugee crisis continues to mount this week, as droves of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Muslim minority flee from (and in some cases fight) the brutal crackdown of its security forces.

 Authorities tear down a cross from a Protestant church in Dingqiao township in the city of Hangzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang province, Dec. 19, 2014.  Photo courtesy of China Aid

China Tightens Controls on Religious Activity, Targets Ethnic Groups

  • Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:31

Strict new rules directly link alleged threats to state security with religious activity, making believers vulnerable, campaign groups say.

Uyghurs arrive at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in Xinjiang in June. Beijing says restrictions and a heavy police presence in the region seek to control the spread of Islamic extremism and separatist movements. Photo: AFP

China’s new campaign to instil official historical narrative in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:52

Officials at high-level meeting told to address ‘several historical issues’ regarding the restive region through propaganda and training

Ilham Tohti

Rights groups ask China to stop detaining its critics

  • Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:21

Human rights activists called on China on Wednesday to stop detaining lawyers and critics, voicing concern for their health and fate in custody after the death of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo attracted international attention in July.

Man Jailed for Providing Islamic Instruction on Tencent’s WeChat Messaging Service

  • Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:19

The People's Court of China website posted the judgment of a court in Xinjiang which upheld a two year prison sentence for Huang Shike on the grounds that he violated China's Criminal Law when he used two WeChat (Weixin) groups to “carry out discussion and instruction of religious texts.”

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