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Conference on Ilham Tohti and Human Rights for the Uyghur in Munich

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:49

On the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the UNPO, in cooperation with the STP, ITI and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen convened a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on 12 December 2016. 

A farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Uyghur Farmers Sent to School in China ‘Anti-Extremism’ Drive

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:16

The move appears aimed at further weakening Uyghur cultural identity and promoting identification with the Chinese state.

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:09

Worldwide record 259 journalists in jail, says CPJ annual census - See more at: http://www.newagebd.net/article/4794/worldwide-record-259-journalists-in...

China Dismisses Human Rights Day Statements

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 20:18

Last Saturday was Human Rights Day, the 68th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A mural is on display at the Container Yard for an Art for Amnesty event in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 10. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

Mural Created in Support of Uyghur Prisoner of Conscience

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:45

Renowned Uyghur economics scholar Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence in China on charges of “separatism,” while thousands of human rights activists around the world are showing him support and raising awareness of his case.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION - European Parlament

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:41

with request for inclusion in the agenda for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law pursuant to Rule 135 of the Rules of Procedure on the cases of the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy and Ilham Tohti

2016 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX - China

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:29

176 out of 180 countries in the world rankings in 2016

Chen Quanguo, centre, has implemented many policies in his three months as party chief of Xinjiang that he also oversaw in the same position in Tibet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Passports taken, more police ... new party boss Chen Quanguo acts to tame Xinjiang with methods used in Tibet

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:15

24/7 police surveillance and spying neighbours are familiar to residents of Chen Quanguo’s last post

East Turkestan: Uyghur Dissident-In-Exile Calls for Increased International Pressure On China

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:10

A number of Chinese dissidents-in-exile called for a tougher US stance on Beijing's rights record. Among others, prominent Uyghur dissident-in-exile Rebiya Kadeer spoke out.

China is pushing for greater ideological conformity in schools and universities. Shown here, students before wushu practice at the Tagou martial arts school in Dengfeng in October. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

China’s president takes campaign for ideological purity into universities, schools

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:07

Universities must be strongholds for the Communist Party, President Xi Jinping says, while schools are on the front line of the battle against the infiltration of “hostile” foreign forces and their “subversive” ideas.

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