Uyghur Related

Authorities take down a cross from a Protestant church in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.  Photo courtesy of China Aid

Religious Freedoms Restricted in China, Myanmar, Vietnam: Report

  • Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:03

Churches are raided, believers harassed and jailed, U.S. State Department says.

Chinese Censorship Hits the Middle East

  • Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:29

A deal between Beijing and the increasingly despotic Erdogan regime in Turkey is raising fears of a new phase of Chinese political influence, in which Chinese soft power is used to persuade foreign governments to allow the same type of pro-Beijing censorship that constricts the Chinese internet in their own countries.

Seypidin Azizi (C) in a file photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Ban Books by Uyghur Former Chairman of Region

  • Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:44

The directive to recall Seypidin Azizi's books suggests Beijing aims to whitewash Uyghur history, observers say.

A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang’s police hiring binge comes from party boss’s Tibet playbook

  • Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:57

Uygur heartland has advertised more than 84,000 security-related positions since September 2016, nearly 50 per cent more than it did in the past 10 years

Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa is shown in an undated photo.

Italian Politicians Call on Parliament to Explain Uyghur Exile Leader's Detention

  • Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:10

They call Dolkun Isa's detention by Italian police an attack on the right to freedom of expression.

Hebibulla Tohti in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Sentence Uyghur Scholar to 10 Years in Prison

  • Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:11

Hebibulla Tohti had been lauded by China’s official Islamic Association for his accomplishments.

The Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang.

'No Sign' of Kazakh Imam Scheduled For Release From Prison in July

  • Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:08

Ethnic minority Kazakh residents of China's Xinjiang say the authorities are continuing to issue restrictions targeting their community.

Italian Politicians Inquire About Uyghur HR Activist Detainment

  • Tue, 08/08/2017 - 20:35

Following the detention and denial of entry into the Italian Senate of Mr Dolkun Isa - Vice-President of the United Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, Senators Luigi Compagna and Luigi Manconi, together with Italian Member of Parliament Roberto Rampi, submitted 2 questions to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, August 3, 2017. AFP

Muslim Ethnic Minority Students 'Incommunicado' After Repatriation to China

  • Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:40

Overseas minority leaders hit out at the extension of Chinese control under the guise of anti-terrorism operations.

Communist Party chief for the Hotan region,  Zhang Jinbiao

China sacks senior Xinjiang official for not fighting extremism

  • Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:34

China has sacked and will prosecute a senior official in its violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang after a probe found he wasn't doing enough to tackle extremism in one of the most sensitive parts of the country and had taken bribes.