Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

CECC Chairs Issue Statements on Ilham Tohti’s Sentencing, Concerned about Fate of Students Detained With Him

  • Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:20

The Chairman and Cochairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) condemn the September 23 conviction and life imprisonment of Uyghur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti and call for his unconditional release.

Hong Kong protests 'inspiring China's Uighurs': Kadeer

  • Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:14

Rebiya Kadeer told Foreign Policy that how the Hong Kong protests play out could have far-reaching implications for the Uighur people in far-western China.


  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:43

It's a striking expanse of rolling sand dunes and oases, peppered with stunning old ruins of the Silk Road trade and marked by busy and outwardly prosperous cities and towns.

Uighur report: ABC journalist Stephen McDonell.

Embassy refuses to deny claims Chinese government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over Foreign Correspondent episode

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31

The Chinese embassy has not denied claims its government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over an upcoming Foreign Correspondent episode.

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:27

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime

Going to Comic Lengths to Stifle Foreign Coverage in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:18

“Ever get the feeling you’re being followed?”

Inside Xinjiang: China clamps down on dissent in restive Uighur homeland

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:06

We set out to cross China's vast western province of Xinjiang knowing that journalists have been blocked from reaching many areas in this increasingly troubled region.

A Chinese official films the ABC's Stephen McDonell as he interviews a local imam in Xinjiang (Wayne McAllister)

Chinese embassy warns of 'wider implications' over Foreign Correspondent story on Xinjiang conflict

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:58

Senior Chinese officials have warned the ABC there will be "wider implications" over its Foreign Correspondent story about unrest in western China.

 The imam, Jume Tahir, 74, was killed on July 30. Credit Reuters

Chinese Court Sentences Teenagers to Death in Killing of Jume Tahir, Islamic Cleric

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:02

A Chinese court has sentenced two teenagers to death for what the authorities said was their role in the murder of a prominent Islamic cleric in the western region of Xinjiang, the state news media reported Monday.

Vigil Is Planned for Uighur Writer

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:53

The PEN American Center will hold a vigil for the Uighur writer and academic Ilham Tohti on Monday evening in response to his being sentenced to life in prison.