- Fri, 10/14/2016 - 18:11
Respected university professor Ilham Tohti worked tirelessly to build bridges between ethnic communities in China. He always opposed violence in his writing and lectures, and sought to encourage cooperation and understanding. But he’s been jailed for life – supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.
Why the Pen is Mightier than the Sword: European Parliament Conference Draws Attention to Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for the Sakharov Prize
- Thu, 10/13/2016 - 13:44
On 10 October 2016, the UNPO in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and ChinaChange.org, held a conference entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality” at the European Parliament in Brussels.
- Wed, 10/12/2016 - 22:08
Parents and guardians in China's heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules.
- Wed, 10/12/2016 - 22:05
China expressed anger on Wednesday after the United Nations human rights chief spoke at an award ceremony for a prominent Chinese academic jailed for life two years ago for campaigning for the rights of the Muslim Uighur people.
- Wed, 10/12/2016 - 22:03
See something, say something — even a child practicing religion?
- Tue, 10/11/2016 - 21:06
China dismissed the awarding of a major human rights prize Tuesday to scholar Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of advocating separatism and supporting terrorism.
- Tue, 10/11/2016 - 21:03
The man known as ‘China’s Mandela’ announced as the winner of the annual Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders
- Tue, 10/11/2016 - 09:30
A prominent Uighur scholar jailed in China after speaking out against brutal repression in his native Xinjiang was named on Tuesday as the winner of a prestigious international human rights award for his efforts to promote understanding and dialogue.
- Mon, 10/10/2016 - 19:20
Rebiya Kadeer appeals to President Erdogan for the release of Abduqadir Yapchan.
- Mon, 10/10/2016 - 18:26
A university in eastern China recently introduced Muslim-only shower cabins. The cabins, exclusive to Muslim students, offer more privacy than the regular communal showers. The new shower arrangements have fuelled discussions on Chinese social media, where many netizens are disgruntled and consider the special showers a display of Muslim privilege.