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A cemetery is built into the desert in China’s Xinjiang region, where the largely Muslim Uyghurs live. Uyghurs have faced heavy crackdowns from the Chinese government, which blames them for acts of terrorism.

Frontier injustice: Inside China's campaign to 're-educate' Uyghurs

  • Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:02

Expanding on a playbook used to squelch dissent in Tibet, and employing Mao-era techniques of social engineering, China is systematically rounding up thousands of Muslim citizens in the far western Xinjiang region, Nathan VanderKlippe reports

An official notice from June 5, 2017 from a village in Xinjiang's Hotan saying that resident Lutpulla Atawulla has been sent to re-education school and that his temporary inability to repay loans should be excused.

China Runs Region-wide Re-education Camps in Xinjiang for Uyghurs And Other Muslims

  • Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:30

Five categories of people held extrajudicially and isolated from families without having committed any crimes.

Image of Egyptian security forces [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

12 Uyghur students released by Egypt

  • Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:28

The lawyer representing more than 100 Uyghur students detained by the Egyptian authorities announced on Friday that 12 have been released. The others, added lawyer and human rights activist Ezzat Ghoneim, are expected to be released within the next few days.

Chinese soldiers participate in an anti-terror drill in Kumul, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 8, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

China: Free Xinjiang ‘Political Education’ Detainees

  • Sun, 09/10/2017 - 22:28

Muslim Minorities Held for Months in Unlawful Facilities

Beijing circulates anti-Muslim posters

  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:34

Anti-Muslim posters have emerged in China, warning citizens to be aware of 'people with beard, black clothes or black robes'. Among other things, the poster contains: "No smoking/drinking: Be vigilant to underground weekly preaching."

China's tiny Muslim community provokes giant anti-Islam backlash

  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:32

The flyer showed a restaurant takeout courier carrying two bags — one labeled "halal" for food prepared for Muslims and the other marked "majority food."

A Kazakh herdsman drives cattle and sheep in Xinjiang's Yining county, June 20, 2017.

Village 'Too Frightened to Talk' After Kazakh Man Dies in Chinese Police Custody

  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:23

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang deny reports from an ethnically Kazakh region that a man died in police custody on Eid al-Adha.

China says it is facing a growing threat from domestic cults and radical Islam but critics have accused Beijing of a broader pattern of harassment, detention and abuse. AFP

China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:21

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to "block extremism" and tackle what it sees as internal threats.

An empty road runs along a construction site at a development called Shenzhen City, on the outskirts of Kashgar, Xinjiang province, on June 25, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Ghost cities haunt stability dream in far west China

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:37

The future of economic development in China's far western Xinjiang region lies behind the shattered glass door of a welcome centre on the outskirts of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

FILE PHOTO: Security cameras are attached to a pole in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, near the Great Hall of the People where the 18th National Party Congress (NPC) is currently being held, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:35

Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch said.