Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009

China: Joint Letter to the Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

  • Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:17

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.

For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor

  • Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:19

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

Since coming to power in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China 'eliminating civil society' by targeting human rights activists – report

  • Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:16

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

China using new counter-terrorism policy to repress Tibetans, Uyghurs: European Parliament

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:42

ANI | Brussels [Belgium] Feb 15, 2017 06:38 AM IST

If China’s leaders are really aiming to take effective measures to tackle violence and hopelessness among the Uyghurs, they must show willingness to enter a serious dialogue with the indigenous population group, Photo: Todenhoff via Flickr

China: More commitment to human rights of the Uyghurs needed

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:40

In the run-up to the Munich Security Conference, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the Ilham-Tohti Initiative have appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to show commitment for the Uyghur people in China

China knife attack: Eight dead in Xinjiang region

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:37

Eight people are dead after a knife attack in China's restive Xinjiang region.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Uyghurs Are Told to Confess Political 'Mistakes' in Mass Meetings

  • Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:30

Authorities warn that attempts to cover up 'anti-state activities' will be harshly punished.

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer

Uighur advocate cancels trip on political concerns

  • Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:11

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer has canceled plans to visit Taiwan due to the intervention of “specific individuals,” the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said yesterday.

Rabiya Kadeer at a press conference that held in Japan, 23 Feb, 2017

Kadeer wants to visit if it does not cause trouble

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:05

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer on Saturday said she would accept an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) to visit Taiwan on condition that it does not cause repercussions for Taiwanese.

Exiled Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks about alleged atrocities by Chinese authorities against ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, at a press conference in Tokyo on October 19, 2015 Yoshikazu TSUNO, AFP/File

Some Uighurs fighting and dying in Syria: exiled leader

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:00

An exiled advocate for China's ethnic Uighur minority said Monday that some of the group were fighting and dying in Syria -- including for Islamic State (IS) -- though she claimed they had been duped into doing so.