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Anti-terrorism posters are pasted along the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region [Getty Images]

China to neighbours: Send us your Uighurs

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:13

Afghanistan is among several countries under pressure to deport Chinese members of the Muslim ethnic group.

In the galleries: Art that’s coolly conceived, rigorously made

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:07

Painter Mikray Pida is a member of Washington’s small but significant population of Uyghurs, Turkic-speaking people native to Xinjiang, a contested area of western China.

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur

China’s Problems With Torture & Impunity for Torturers

  • Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:37

Torture and mistreatment of detainees is endemic in China, CHRD has reported to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT).

'Deaths And Injuries' Follow Clashes Between Uyghurs and Police in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:48

Hospital says 7-8 died, more injured in incident involving bomb.

  Director Patricio Henriquez and Rushan Abbas, a U.S. businesswoman of Uyghur origins who first worked as a military translator in Guantánamo and then moved over to help the legal team fighting to get the Uyghurs out of prison. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

Montrealer's documentary probes absurd case of Uyghurs in Guantánamo

  • Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:45

It’s an incredible story. Montreal-based filmmaker Patricio Henríquez’s Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd looks at 22 members of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority who were detained in Afghanistan shortly after the American invasion of that country and ended up spending several years in the Guantánamo prison.

‘De-radicalizing’ Xinjiang, One Bad Pop Song at a Time

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:35

Authorities hope the saccharine 'Little Apple' can calm tensions in the western region.

Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, speaks on China's treatment of dissidents and their families during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Sept. 24, 2013. Richardson recently published a report saying that the proposed Chinese anti-terrorism law is intended to legitimize human rights abuses. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).  More in Chinese Regime In this screenshot from a Chinese Central Television interview, Liu Han, former Chinese mining tycoon, is show

Proposed ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Legitimizes Human Rights Violations in China

  • Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:58

The Chinese regime is drafting its own anti-terrorism legislation to combat terrorists. Yet in the eyes the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), it is simply a tactic for legitimizing human rights violations in the country.

World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:32

Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Imams were forced to brandish the slogan that "our income comes from the CKP not from Allah".

Chinese Imams Forced to Dance

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:41

In another crackdown on religious freedoms, China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul.

More Than One Million Lack Clean Water in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:28

A decades-old project has failed more than half the area’s population.

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