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A flag placed in a mosque in Xinjiang region. Photo: Uighur online

Police Conduct Raids in Xinjiang a Year After Flag Burning at Mosque

  • Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:07

Authorities have warned residents of the county where the incident occurred to not talk about it.

The official notice about a terrorism alert issued by the Guangxi Maternal and Child Care Hospital in Nanning, April 10, 2015. (Photo courtesy of an RFA listener)

Hospital Notice Calling Xinjiang People ‘Suspicious’ Raises Ire of Uyghur Groups, Netizens

  • Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:31

The reaction prompts hospital authorities in Guangxi to cancel the warning.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Uighurs as the invisible victims of the international system

  • Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:59

The situation of Uighurs in China shows that what Assad did in Syria does not stay in Syria. Methods of repression spread and embolden other regimes. If this is not be stopped it will become a model for other oppressive governments around the world

Uyghur Religious Scholar Jailed Nine Years For ‘Refusing to Cooperate’ With Authorities

  • Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:10

The former imam with a history of conflicts with authorities spoke ‘out of line’ with government policies.

The unruly province: The situation of China's Uighur minority

  • Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:01

The Xinjiang province in the far west of China is one of the main political hotspots in the People's Republic.

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

Chinese Authorities Kill Three, Jail Two Members of Uyghur Family in ‘Anti-Terror’ Raids

  • Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:53

A relative and former local official says the incidents destroyed his family.

Jewher Ilham and Roger Williams seniors Caitlin Holton, Jennifer Iacobino and Ashley Barton.

Roger Williams University Students Take Up Cause Of Chinese Dissident

  • Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:58

A group of undergraduates at Roger Williams University have taken up the cause of an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

Co-Chairmen Send Letter to Secretary Kerry Regarding Repression of Uyghurs in China

  • Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

On March 27, 2015, Congressman James P. McGovern and Congressman Joseph R. Pitts, Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, sent a letter to Secretary Kerry urging his serious engagement on the worsening human rights situation of ethnic Uyghurs in China.

Friday Prayers at the Central Mosque, Urumqi, China, December 2009, six months after the June riots. (Photo: Michael Sainsbury)

Thailand emerges as a China-Uyghur battleground

  • Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:51

Will prime minister send detainees back to almost certain harm?

Chinese Authorities Demolish Home of Uyghur Supporting Quranic Studies

  • Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:39

Residents are ordered to watch the ‘consequences’ of pursuing unofficial religious studies.

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