Uyghur Related

Several countries have extradited Uyghurs to China in recent years.

Rights Groups Say Malaysia Should Not Deport Undocumented Uyghurs

  • Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:07

They believe the ethnic minority group could face torture if returned to China.

Govt should not be hasty in deportation of Uighurs to China

  • Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:48

Detained Uighurs should be granted immediate access to the UNHCR, says Lawyers for Liberty.

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla province on March 15, 2014. Photo: Tuwaedaniya Meringing / AFP

Arrested Uighurs might have been in Kingdom

  • Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:34

Five people, including three presumed ethnic Uighurs from China, were arrested on Sunday after a retired Thai police officer drove them illegally across the Cambodian border, Thai media reported yesterday.

 show of police force in Xinjiang Province, China, where Uighurs complain of repression. Credit Color China Photo, via Associated Press

From Tibet to Taiwan, China’s Periphery Watches Hong Kong Protests Intently

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:35

As hundreds of protesters continue to occupy the streets of Hong Kong, challenging China’s Communist Party leaders with calls for greater democracy, much of the world anxiously awaits signs of how Beijing will react to their demands.

  Jewher Ilham attends classes at IU and Ivy Tech while her family remains in China. Since her father was arrested in China in January, she has fought for his release. Ben Mikesell

Despite father's life sentence, Jewher Ilham stays hopeful for his release

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:32

In the holding room of the Beijing airport, Jewher Ilham had a choice to make. She could remain in China with her father — detained and barred from travel — or trek to the United States alone. 

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

Uighur, Bengalis nabbed in Sa Kaeo

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:29

 A combined force of police and military rangers arrested five illegal migrants — three suspected ethnic Uighurs from northwest China and two Bangladeshi men — in Aranyaprathet district yesterday.

 Kanas Lake has been popular with tourists, but reports of terrorism have caused numbers to dip. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

Once a Draw, Restive Region in China Suffers After Unrest

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:24

The two amateur photographers stood on a hill overlooking the sparkling river in this remote alpine park, waiting for nomads to emerge from their white yurts and herd cows across a bridge.

Suspected Uygurs from Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained near the Thailand-Malaysia border in this file picture from March. Photo: Reuters

Rights group urges Malaysia not to deport Uygur migrants to China

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:22

Kualal Lumpur-based Suaram asks Malaysia's government not to deport 155 ethnic Uygurs, including 76 children, who were discovered in the country illegally by immigration officials

Zhang Chunxian says a tough hand is needed to crack down, and a tough hand is also needed for education.

Xinjiang party boss Zhang Chunxian calls for hard and soft lines to tackle terror

  • Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:13

Xinjiang's party boss is pushing a hard and soft line to tackle terrorism in the region, calling for better public education and handling of local grievances alongside a tough crackdown on extremists.