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USCIRF Condemns Egypt’s Deportation of Uighur Muslims to China

  • Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:19

“These latest moves show a calculated indifference to the Uighur Muslim community”

Foreign Muslim students read from the Quran at Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 4, 2011. (photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)  Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/egypt-uyghur-community-crackdown-arrests.html#ixzz4ojGaHfje

Uighur students in limbo after crackdown in Egypt

  • Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:14

Many are wondering what is behind Egyptian authorities' arrest of Chinese Uighurs studying at Al-Azhar.

An unequal partnership?A woman herding her goats near the Karakoram mountain range, near Tashkurgan, Xinjiang. AFP JOHANNES EISELE

Sino-Pak. highway, a one-way street?

  • Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:12

Pakistani traders complain of intrusive security, capricious customs arrangements

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at right shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a joint press conference held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Turkey and China pledge security cooperation as ties warm

  • Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:09

Turkey’s top diplomat vowed Thursday to root out militants plotting against China, signaling closer cooperation against suspected Uighur militants hailing from China’s far west who have long been a sore point in bilateral relations.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him. July 2017

URGENT ACTION UPDATE: MORE UIGHUR STUDENTS AT RISK OF FORCIBLE RETURN (EGYPT: UA 168.17)

  • Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:46

Another 10 Uighur students were forcibly returned by the Egyptian authorities back to China, bringing the total to 22 in July, while approximately 200 more remain at risk of being forcibly returned to the country.

An Uyghur at his fabric shop at Grand Bazaar in Kashgar,

A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims

  • Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:39

As Egypt cracks down on Uyghur students, Chinese Muslims in Cairo are torn between economic opportunity and their faith.

Dolkun Isa

CP/IFC Statement on Uyghur Human Rights Activist’s Dolkun Isa Detention by Italian Authorities

  • Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:34

We are deeply troubled and highly alarmed at the news that the General Secretary of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, was detained on July 26th by plainclothes policemen of the Divisione Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali (DIGOS)

Border crossing between China's Xinjiang and Kazakhstan at Jeminay, in undated photo,

Dozens of Ethnic Kazakhs Detained Amid Security Crackdown in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:53

Detainees, who include an imam, are being targeted over connections with Kazakhstan and for discussing emigration on social media.

China targets Muslim Uighurs studying abroad

  • Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:18

Students detained and deported from Egypt as Beijing clampdown goes global

An ethnic Uighur woman walks with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on June 28, 2017. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images

China's Restive Xinjiang Province Changes Family Planning Rules to 'Promote Ethnic Equality'

  • Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:07

A restive region of northwestern China has just altered its family planning policy to no longer allow ethnic minorities to have more children than other residents, in what the state-run media says is a testament to the government's commitment to "ethnic equality."

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