Uyghur Related

UNPO May Newsletter

  • Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:14

In the month of May, UNPO put a spotlight on the fate of Prof Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur economist and writer well-known for his peaceful work to build bridges and create dialogue between Han Chinese and Uyghurs, who was imprisoned in 2014 and sentenced to life on false charges of ‘separatism’.

World Uyghur Congress Releases New Report on Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:21

Following extensive first hand research working directly with Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who fled to Turkey from East Turkestan, the WUC has published a comprehensive report detailing current conditions in the region as well as the narratives of those whose escape lasted many months.

A local woman on a crutch shouts at police during protests in Urumqi in July 2009. As the anniversary of the unrest, which left 200 dead, approaches, China has issued a white paper touting its own tolerance. PHOTO: REUTERS

Beijing Touts Uighurs’ Religious Freedom Amid Terrorism Crackdown

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:18

In recent years, China has endeavored to woo hearts and minds in the northwest region of Xinjiang while engaging in a military crackdown against terrorism. It has told the military to learn local folk songs and dances. It has sent thousands of cadres to befriend local villagers.

Joint Letter: Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:14

Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law

Uighur women walk through downtown Shanghai, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/ALY SONG

China says there is no discrimination in Xinjiang ahead of Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 18:28

China said on Thursday there was no religious discrimination in the far-western region of Xinjiang and there would be no interference in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, despite criticism from rights groups.

At Least Five Dead in Uyghur Prisoner Uprising

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 22:43

Sources say the deadly altercation started when a guard attempted to prevent a juvenile inmate from praying.

China to Prosecute Xinjiang Judge for Letting Off Terror Suspects

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:11

Authorities in China's violence-prone western region of Xinjiang will prosecute a former judge who reduced penalties and let off people suspected of terrorism, a regional government said.

Adam Karadag (above) is denying involvement in last year's deadly Bangkok bombing, with his lawyer saying his client was tortured into making a confession. Photo: The Guardian

Bombing Suspect Interpreter Arrested After Telling Court ‘I Worry About My Life’

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:09

An interpreter for the two men being tried for last year’s Bangkok bombing was arrested this afternoon hours after testifying that he was assaulted by four men who threatened to have him deported for helping the defendants. 

This photo shows a portion of the hand-written appeal sent by a group of Uyghurs held in a Thai immigration detention center, May 31, 2016.

Trapped in Thailand, Uyghurs Go On Hunger Strike in Appeal for Help

  • Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:50

Refugees held at an immigration center say they would rather die of starvation than return to China.

Patigul Ghulam in an undated photo

Mother of Disappeared Uyghur Man Released after Two Years in Detention

  • Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:48

Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, was accused of leaking state secrets.