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China: Legal Ordeals for Brothers of a Journalist

  • Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:36

A court in China’s western region of Xinjiang tried two brothers of an American reporter on charges of endangering state security and leaking secrets, according to a spokesman for Radio Free Asia, the journalist’s employer. 

Ahmet Hudaberdi is shown in a wanted poster, Aug. 20, 2015.

Uyghur Farmers Are Forced to Hunt For Fugitive Gunman

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:09

Cash rewards are offered for his capture, while punishment is threatened for helping him escape.

This April 19 photo shows Uighur men making their way to the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

China mulls banning 'terrorist' clothing

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:58

Chinese legislators have proposed a new nationwide ban on "terrorist" clothing in the latest move designed to curb Islamic extremism in restive Xinjiang.

Relatives of Hong Kong victims of the bombing say a prayer outside the Erawan Shrine, scene of the blast, yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing rejects ‘hugely irresponsible’ speculation that Uygur militants were behind Bangkok bombing

  • Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:47

No evidence Xinjiang militants exploded bomb, insists Chinese embassy, as Thai junta says it is unlikely international terrorists were involved

The Erawan shrine opened to worshippers just two days after Monday's killer bomb attack, as the prime minister knocked back the theory Uighurs did it, and rejects an offer to help from London.   Photo by Patipat Janthong

PM plays down Uighur theory

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:32

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday dismissed a police assumption that the deadly blast might have been an act of revenge by Chinese Muslim Uighurs, while declining an offer by the British government to assist in the investigation.

In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:27

In light of the progressively alarming human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), WUC, in cooperation with UNPO, and sponsored by the ALDE, is convening a two-day conference entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights".

CPJ: RFA Reporter’s Brother to Face Trial

  • Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:41

The brother of Shohret Hoshur, a journalist for Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur service, is scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Urumqi. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports:

Map showing Yarkand in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture.

Uyghur Farmers Struggle to Make Ends Meet One Year After Massacre in Yarkand

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:41

Mass jailings have left farmers without help, and they are forbidden to travel to look for work.

A group of more than 90 Uighur refugees were forcibly repatriated from Thailand to China in July. Chinese security forces placed hoods over their heads for the flight to China, where they are branded terrorists. Photo: CCTV

Despite Lack of Evidence, Thai Media Points Blame at Uighurs

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:39

In the horrific wake of last night’s devastating bomb attack, the need and rush to assign blame in the absence of reliable information has proven a toxic mix for a Thai media too willing to set aside due diligence and cast its own net of suspicion.

A Chinese petitioner protesting about medical issues is detained by police outside on May 10, 2012.

Beijing 'Encircled by Security Checkpoints' Ahead of War Anniversary Parade

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:37

Students, out-of-town visitors and anyone with a complaint will be barred from the Chinese capital ahead of the military display.

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