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Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Uyghur Language Activist Formally Charged, Thrown in Notorious Prison

  • Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:57

He had opened a Uyghur-language kindergarten and wanted to open a second school.

China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content

  • Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:01

China began a campaign on Friday to purge the Internet of content it says promotes terror and violence, enlisting the aid of major websites, state media said, as the country moves to damp violence in its restive far west.

Guzaili Nu'er, wife of Ilham Tohti, left, speaks as Nasipuhan, mother of Tohti, cries during an interview at her house in Beijing on Jan. 16. Police have taken away Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority and raided his home, seizing computers, cellphones and even his students' theses, his wife said. (AP Photo)

'Tell me where my husband is' – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party

  • Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:43

Nearly six months after her husband disappeared into the custody of China’s security services, the wife of respected Uighur academic Ilham Tohti issues an emotional plea for information on his whereabouts

Jewher Ilham, Tohti's daughter, gave a testimony on her father's arrest to US lawmakers in April

Human rights cases to raise with Beijing

  • Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:09

If human rights really are still up for discussion, as No 10 appears to insist, one case that David Cameron might want to consider raising when he sits down with Li Keqiang is that of Ilham Tohti.

A view of a stretch of the new high-speed rail line. Photo: Xinhua

Pouring money into Xinjiang infrastructure won't solve problems, experts warn

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:40

Xinjiang began testing the region's first high-speed railway this month - a project officials hope will deepen business and cultural links with neighbouring areas.

lham Tohti, economics professor and webmaster of a popular Uyghur website, was arrested in late 2013 for advocating "splittism". Draconian restrictions on internet usage restrain Uyghur users in Xinjiang Province to a virtual cage, says a human rights group. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Uhygurs ‘Caged’ by Internet Restrictions, Charges Report

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:24

Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people based in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, suffer internet restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist regime (CCP) that amount to a virtual cage, says a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

China executes 13 for Xinjiang attacks

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:20

Human rights group says it is concerned about lack of due process in the trial of those executed.

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00

Concerns about the prolonged detention in China of prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti are rising amid a crackdown by Beijing on Islamist separatists it says are seeking to establish an independent state in the far west.

Multiple Xinjiang executions no answer to violence: Experts

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00

When China put 13 people to death in one day for terrorism offences in mainly Muslim Xinjiang, it raised the spectre of the mass executions of years past.