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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 China (in Uyghur)

  • Mon, 06/06/2016 - 20:12

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2015 (UYGHUR TRANSLATION)

Uyghur Muslims used to make up the majority of Xinjiang's population, and tensions have arisen between them and the now significant Han Chinese community.

China's Uyghur crisis: The hidden persecution of Muslims

  • Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:25

China is widely considered to be one of the worst countries in the world for religious freedom. But while the persecuted Church often dominates the headlines in Western media, much less is known about the persecuted Muslim community in China's far-western corner.

NGOs Urge US Government to Press China on Human Rights

  • Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:21

Early next week in Beijing, the U.S. and China will hold its 8th Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the last of the Obama Administration

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters on the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region, in September 2014 (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

China angered by U.S. criticism of anti-terror fight

  • Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:18

China on Friday asked the United States to respect the fight against what Beijing says are militants in the far western region of Xinjiang, after Washington expressed concern about the lack of transparency in China's anti-terror campaign.

UNPO May Newsletter

  • Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:14

In the month of May, UNPO put a spotlight on the fate of Prof Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur economist and writer well-known for his peaceful work to build bridges and create dialogue between Han Chinese and Uyghurs, who was imprisoned in 2014 and sentenced to life on false charges of ‘separatism’.

World Uyghur Congress Releases New Report on Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:21

Following extensive first hand research working directly with Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who fled to Turkey from East Turkestan, the WUC has published a comprehensive report detailing current conditions in the region as well as the narratives of those whose escape lasted many months.

A local woman on a crutch shouts at police during protests in Urumqi in July 2009. As the anniversary of the unrest, which left 200 dead, approaches, China has issued a white paper touting its own tolerance. PHOTO: REUTERS

Beijing Touts Uighurs’ Religious Freedom Amid Terrorism Crackdown

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:18

In recent years, China has endeavored to woo hearts and minds in the northwest region of Xinjiang while engaging in a military crackdown against terrorism. It has told the military to learn local folk songs and dances. It has sent thousands of cadres to befriend local villagers.

Joint Letter: Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:14

Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law

Uighur women walk through downtown Shanghai, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/ALY SONG

China says there is no discrimination in Xinjiang ahead of Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 18:28

China said on Thursday there was no religious discrimination in the far-western region of Xinjiang and there would be no interference in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, despite criticism from rights groups.

At Least Five Dead in Uyghur Prisoner Uprising

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 22:43

Sources say the deadly altercation started when a guard attempted to prevent a juvenile inmate from praying.

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