Authorities in the tense Xinjiang region have ramped up security. Photo: Reuters

Staff called back to work as Xinjiang scraps week-long National Day holiday

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:54

Civil servants, workers at state enterprises, teachers and some students have to cancel plans due to last-minute order ‘to prepare’ for party congress

Uyghur men pray on mats outside a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, in a file photo.

Xinjiang’s Korla City Seizes Qurans, Prayer Mats From Uyghur Muslims

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:49

Thousands of books and mats have been confiscated since late last year, officials said.

Friends of Uyghurs

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:47

Promoting Culture and Supporting Human Rights for the Uyghur People

Uyghurs in Hotan

Muslims ordered to hand in all copies of the Koran or face ‘harsh punishment’

  • Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:47

Chinese Muslims have been ordered to hand over religious items including copies of the Koran and prayer mats or they will face harsh punishment. Authorities are stepping up a campaign against Muslims in Xinjiang, north western China, according to Radio Free Aisia.

Ethnic Uighurs sit near a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong in Kashgar, Xinjiang Thomas Peter/Reuters

China: National Day is no cause for celebration without fundamental human rights

  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:00

On the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on October 1, 2017, the UHRP calls on China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Uyghur people and all people in the PRC.

A map shows Ghulja county in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture and Korla city in Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.

Re-Education Camps in Two Xinjiang Counties Hold Thousands of Uyghurs: Officials

  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:54

Detainees are rarely freed, despite months of ‘training’ to undo ‘political incorrectness.’


  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:52

Buzainafu Abudourexiti, who returned to China in 2015 after studying for two years in Egypt, was suddenly detained in March 2017 and sentenced in a secret trial to seven years in prison.

Jawlan and Suriya in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Six Uyghur Students on Return From Turkey

  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:40

The students were punished despite a probe which cleared them of any wrongdoing.

Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid which marks the end of Ramadan

Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran and prayer mats or face 'harsh punishment'

  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:04

Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

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, on March 2014. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)


  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:57

Thailand is failing to fulfil its obligation to protect refugees