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Humanizing Conflict: Uyghur Reality

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:13

Jewher Ilham is the daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, an internationally noted moderate voice who was dedicated to bridging the gap between the Uyghur people and the Han Chinese. Jewher arrived in the United States in 2013, following the detention of her father at the Beijing airport, as both prepared to travel to Indiana University for Professor Tohti’s fellowship.

Lutpulla Mutellip: The legendary Uyghur revolutionary and poet

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:12

Killed at the young age of 23, Mutellip continues to be a source of national pride and a symbol of cultural heritage for many Uyghurs still suffering under the oppression of the Chinese state.

EDITORIAL: Happy belated birthday, Ilham Tohti

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:11

The European Parliament should be congratulated for awarding this year’s Sakharov Prize to Uighur economist Ilham Tohti, who is now five years into a life sentence in a Chinese prison after being convicted in 2014 on trumped-up charges of engaging in separatist activities and encouraging terrorism.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:10

China’s use of technology for social control of its citizens is extensive – but it could affect users elsewhere too, says security analyst Samantha Hoffman

Serikjan Bilash (left), co-founder of Atajurt, and wife Leila Adilzhan in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Per the terms of a plea deal, Bilash can't work in political activism for the next seven years, which includes calling out China's repression of Kazakhs. Emily Feng/NPR

n Advocate For Kazakhs Persecuted In China Is Banned From Activism In Kazakhstan

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:09

One afternoon last month, Serikjan Bilash went to the watchdog organization he co-founded in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to celebrate the opening of its new office.

Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike

  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 21:36

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing “rights and liberties” in Hong Kong and blasted U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line with Beijing in a disagreement over free speech.

The Uighurs, China, and the lucrative hypocrisy of LeBron James and the NBA

  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 21:35

Last week the National Basketball Association was brought to heel by China over a tweet by Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, supporting democracy protestors in Hong Kong.

Fears Australian toddler caught up in Beijing's 'hostage diplomacy' Four Corners By Sophie McNeill and Jeanavive McGregor Updated earlier today at 1:32am  PHOTO:

Fears Australian toddler caught up in Beijing's 'hostage diplomacy'

  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 21:34

There are concerns a two-year-old Australian citizen trapped in Xinjiang province in China is caught up in what experts call a growing use of "hostage diplomacy" by Beijing.

Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino. Photo: fifa.com

Fifa under fire after announcing China will host 24-team Club World Cup

  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 21:32

Human rights organisations have condemned Fifa’s decision to stage a revamped version of the Club World Cup in China.

Ilham Tohti in France, in 2009. Photo: RFA

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Awarded Sakharov Prize For Dedication to Human Rights

  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 21:31

The European Parliament calls for the immediate release of the outspoken economist.

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