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Ilham Tohti chats with students after a lecture at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, in a file photo. AFP

Rights Groups Demand Uyghur Scholar’s Freedom on Anniversary of Life Sentence

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:32

They also voice concerns over the conditions Ilham Tohti faces in prison.

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

Egyptian Authorities Forcibly Disappear 16 Uyghur Students From Notorious Prison

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:30

Three students who were released believe authorities in the North African country may have deported them back to China.

FILE PHOTO: Policemen perform during an anti-terrorism drill on an open day in Beijing, China July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

China to push for greater cooperation on graft, terrorism at Interpol meeting

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:25

China will push for greater international cooperation in the fight against corruption and terrorism when it hosts Interpol’s general assembly next week, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the matter, against a backdrop of concerns China is using the body for its own goals.

Meng is the first Chinese to hold the post at the Interpol general assembly [Reuters]

Letter from HRW To Interpol Secretary General Stock

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:19

Re: Concerns Regarding Interpol and China

Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh is shown at his trial in China in an undated photo.

Concerns Voiced Over Interpol's Neutrality on Eve of Assembly in Beijing

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:16

A rights group says Interpol may be in breach of its constitution by pursuing critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Guizhou Human Rights Forum member Liao Shuangyuan is shown in an undated pho

China Uses Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Pedestrians, Vehicles

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:13

The 'smart' video monitoring software can reliably identify people by descriptors including age, gender and clothing worn.

ON OCTOBER 10, 2016, ILHAM TOHTI’S DAUGHTER JEWHER ILHAM RECEIVED MARTIN ENNALS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD FROM THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN ON BEHALF OF HER FATHER. THE HC WAS LATER HARASSED BY CHINA FOR ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AND PRESENTING THE AWARD. PROFESSOR ELLIOT SPERLING ACCOMPANIED JEWHER.  PHOTO: MARTIN ENNALS FOUNDATION.

News About Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on the Third Anniversary of His Sentencing: No News

  • Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:56

We believe that the combination of reduced visits, denial of communication, gag orders, and family reprisals, have been carefully engineered to punish the Uighur scholar with degrading treatment and psychological torture, while at the same time keeping the attention on his plight from the outside world to a minimum.

Police on patrol near a mosque in Kashgar in China’s restive Xinjiang province. The nation’s security chief hopes the use of technology will help predict where terror attacks may take place. Photo: AFP

China’s security chief calls for greater use of AI to predict terrorism, social unrest

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:49

Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Nine members of the Council have been found as human rights violators. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Nine members of the UN Human Rights Council accused of violating human rights

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:44

A new report details violations against people in those working with the UN on human rights issues

Lee Ming-cheh, second from left, an activist from Taiwan, in court in the Chinese city of Yueyang, Hunan Province, last week. The case against Mr. Lee punctuates what critics warn are China’s efforts to stifle what it perceives as threats from overseas. Credit Yueyang Intermediate People's Court, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:42

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates.

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