March 2018

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.  Photo sent by an RFA listener

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghurs ‘Wanting to Travel Abroad’

  • Wed, 03/28/2018 - 20:40

Simply showing an interest in taking a trip outside of China is enough to warrant arrest.

China is trying to prevent the formation of a vocal Uighur diaspora

  • Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:30

It has persuaded friendly countries to send lots of them home

The UN Human Rights Up Front initiative was established in 2014, after a series of UN failures in preventing or sounding the alarm over atrocities. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

China and Russia accused of waging 'war on human rights' at UN

  • Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:27

Julian Borger in Washington  
Tue 27 Mar 2018 13.31 EDT

A Chinese woman who wrote a widely discussed online account of domestic discrimination has been branded a “crazy dog” who supports terrorism and should be put to death.

In China, sympathy for treatment of ethnic minority prompts death threats

  • Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:59

A Chinese woman who wrote a widely discussed online account of domestic discrimination has been branded a “crazy dog” who supports terrorism and should be put to death.

Pakistanis distressed as Uighur wives vanish in China dragnet

  • Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:55

Every autumn on the mountainous Karakoram Highway, part of the ancient Silk Road, groups of Pakistani merchants living in China's far west would wave goodbye to their Chinese wives and cross the border to spend winter in their home country.

The Wa ethnic minorities in China's southwest region, covered in a concoction of black ash, ox blood and mud, parade down a street in Kunming, Yunnan province, in the May 2, 2006 file photo, in the annual 'Moh Ni Hei' (touch you black) festival. (Photo by Su Ying/AFP)

China's DNA bank for minorities 'should be viewed with alarm'

  • Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:36

Questions asked why Yunnan facility is focussing on certain ethnic groups

Demonstrators in Hong Kong demanding the release of a disbarred Chinese lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, in 2016. United Nations experts said on Friday that Mr. Jiang’s health had deteriorated in detention. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters

China Brings Warm Words to U.N., and Rights Activists Feel a Chill

  • Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:32

The resolution passed by the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places.

Young Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Targeting Uyghurs Under 40 For Re-Education Camps

  • Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:22

Officials say those born post-1980 are ‘violent’ and susceptible to ‘extremist’ influence.

Dolkun Isa

Dolkun Isa: Beijing also persecutes the Uyghurs abroad

  • Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:20

Students and activists are targeted. The relatives of Uyghurs in exile are sent to "re-education camps". The families in China are hostage to blackmail students abroad. The world’s silence favours the Chinese government.

Fahmi Moin (left), who is representing the 11 men, seen outside the Magistrate’s Court with co-counsel Ilyanie Noor Khuszainy

Without interpreter, uncertainty over charges against Uighur Muslims

  • Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:09

Ho Kit Yen
March 21, 2018

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