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Did a fake village hide true story of the Uighurs' fate?

  • Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:54

NATIONAL Security Council Secretary-General Anusit Kunakorn lamented the fact that he wasted time, money and resources travelling to China to examine the Potemkin village built for the Uighur Muslims who were deported from Thailand.

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region on Sept. 16, 2014. (Goh Chai Hin / AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese media warn Uighurs against joining Middle East militants

  • Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:50

Four were shot while attempting to flee the country. One was arrested for allegedly planning to blow up a shopping mall. Another lost his leg at a squalid training camp overseas.

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The ethnic roots of China’s Uighur crisis

  • Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:45

It’s erroneous to portray the conflict in Xinjiang as a struggle between Islam and the Chinese government

Thai National Security Council Secretary General Anusit Kunakorn talks to reporters at government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Thailand Rights Body to Oversee Talks on Future Uighur Policy

  • Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:38

The U.N.’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is pressing Thailand to allow more than 50 ethnic Uighurs to travel to Turkey despite pressure from Beijing to have them returned to China. Thai authorities are already under severe criticism for forcibly returning a group of Uighurs to China earlier this month.

People being deported from Thailand are seen brought off an airplane by police at an unidentified location in China on July 9 in this file still image taken from CCTV video aired on July 11. (Reuters photo)

Rights group slams China TV report on repatriated Uighurs

  • Mon, 07/20/2015 - 20:18

An exiled minority-rights group slammed a Chinese state television report on Saturday that suggested ethnic Uighurs who had been forcibly repatriated after fleeing the country had returned to a "heaven on earth".

Letter to Ambassador Cui Tiankai Regarding Uyghur Asylum-Seekers and the Recent Arrests of Lawyers and Activists

  • Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:56

We write to you to express our serious objections with recent actions taken by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Specifically, we want to make clear our concerns about China’s insistence that over 100 ethnic Uyghur asylum-seekers be repatriated from Thailand and China’s sweeping crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers.

China: The Best and the Worst Place to Be a Muslim Woman

  • Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:54

The officially atheist state has emboldened Muslim women in central China while marginalizing them in the far west.

Govt urged to adhere to rights principles when assessing Uighurs

  • Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:49

The government has to adhere to human-rights principles and give Uighur migrants access to the justice system before they are repatriated, said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a meeting with concerned agencies.

China State Media’s Ramadan Rally

  • Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:47

When reports of Chinese restrictions on religious observance and fasting during Ramadan sparked international protests earlier this month, Beijing was quick to condemn the criticism, denying that any such curbs existed.

Demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in front of the Thai Embassy in Ankara protesting the deportation of 100 Uighurs from Thailand. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia Praises Thailand for Deporting Uighurs to China

  • Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:00

Cambodian officials are praising Thailand’s decision to deport 109 Muslim Uighur immigrants back to China last week.

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