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Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:58

A senior ethnic Uighur official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption.

On 15-18 March 2015 the President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz visited China.

EU and China must put human rights at the top of the EU-China summit agenda

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:52

At today’s European Union (EU)-China summit in Brussels, FIDH, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Campaign for Tibet call on EU and Chinese leaders to ensure that human rights are at the top of the agenda in discussions at the summit and beyond.

Uighur children living in Turkey stand as their parents stage a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy to commemorate the anniversary of deadly ethnic unrest in 1997 in Gulja, in China's far-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo: AP)

Actors, academics and politicians decry treatment of Uyghurs

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:48

After 28 people were killed in East Turkestan during the holy month of Ramadan, actors, academics and politicians in Turkey have raised their voices criticizing the Chinese government and calling for the freedom of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Al Jazeera interviews WUC Spokesman Alim Seytoff on China’s Ramadan Ban

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:45

Mr. Seytoff explains the intent and extent of China’s Ramadan ban on Uyghur Muslims.

Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.

Uyghur Attackers Came From 'Religious Family'

  • Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:50

They had grown increasingly devout after losing land to Han Chinese in what they called an unfair business deal.

Chinese security forces on guard in Moyu county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

After Attempting to Join Her Husband in Turkey, Uyghur Woman Dies in Custody in Xinjiang

  • Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:53

No word has been received about her children, who were with her when she was detained.

 PROVOCATIVE MEASURES: Paramilitary police patrol near the central square in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo: Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Is China Facing a Xinjiang Insurgency?

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:53

Another spate of violence this week raises questions about the situation in the region.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively

Chinese Authorities Urge 'Close Watch' on Muslim Uyghurs During Ramadan

  • Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:50

Travelers and suspect persons must be closely watched, and mosques and shops searched for 'illegal' material, regulations say.

Uyghur Serivice reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts New York Festivals award.

Radio Free Asia reporter's brothers in China face anti-state charges

  • Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:39

This week, Washington D.C.-based Uighur journalist Shohret Hoshur, sent CPJ a message saying that on May 28 charges had finally been brought against two of his brothers, Shawket and Rehim, who have been detained since August.

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