Terrified of returning to Xinjiang

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:00

Uighurs say China's policies are encouraging radicalisation in the region.

China’s Crackdown on Minorities: Tibetans, Uyghurs Denied Passports

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:34

Human Rights Watch has released a report alleging that China has developed a two-tiered passport system designed to prevent the nation’s Tibetans and ethnic Uyghur population from leaving the country

The Chularatchamontri (also known as the Sheikhul Islam) Aziz Phitakkumpon has not spoken directly in public about the rendition of more than 100 Uighurs to China, but his office now has joined calls to the government to halt the renditions and to explain its previous actions. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Muslim body issues Uighur plea

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:31

The Council for Humanitarian Networking of the Sheikhul Islam Office has urged the government not to deport the remaining Uighur migrants in Thailand to China.

    The sun rises behind a Chinese paramilitary police officer.     Bloomberg News

Shifting Reports on China Police Shooting Raise Questions Over Xinjiang Link

  • Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:46

Just hours after a deadly police shooting in China this week, several leading Chinese media outlets took down reports that tied the incident to alleged terrorists from the restive region of Xinjiang—a move that signaled an apparent shift in the official version of events.

Uygur women wearing headscarfs shop at a bazaar in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

Behind the veil: China’s policies in restive Xinjiang hurt traditional minority businesses

  • Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:43

The Chinese authorities in the region - home to mostly Muslim Uygurs - have banned veils and other Islamic coverings

A man removes broken glass from a window of the Thai consulate in Istanbul, Turkey after a mob attack following the forced deportation of 109 Uighurs to China last Thursday. The move heightened tensions between Ankara and Beijing over the treatment of the Turkic language-speaking and largely Muslim minority. (Reuters photo)

Uighur saga harms Thai rights record

  • Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:23

The deportation of 109 Turkic ethnic Uighurs, including women and children, to China last week has proved another setback to the military government's foreign affairs policies as the world pours condemnation on Bangkok, rather than Beijing, for its cloak-and-dagger move.

Police snipers are seen deployed on the rooftop of a building in Shenyang city, Liaoning Province, on July 13, 2015. [Photo:]

Chinese Police Say 3 Who Were Killed by Officers Were ‘Xinjiang Terrorists’

  • Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:22

The police in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang said on Tuesday that they had shot and killed three men who they said belonged to a terrorist organization, and who they said lashed out with knives and shouted jihadist slogans when officers tried to enter their apartment.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). UN Photo

Thailand's deportation of ethnic group prompts grave concern by UN human rights office

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:03

The United Nations human rights office today expressed grave concern over Thailand's deportation to China of more than 100 people understood to be ethnic Uighurs – including some 20 women – and strongly urged Thai authorities to ensure the protection of 60 others who remain in detention.

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against China near the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, July 5, 2015.

Why Thailand Forced Uighurs to Return to China

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:01

In repatriating over 100 asylum-seeking Uighur Muslims, Thailand caved to pressure from Beijing.

A Tibetan’s now-expired Chinese passport. Copyright: © 2015 Private

China: End Two-Tier Travel System for Tibetans, Others

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:58

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