November 2018

External view of the transformation through education camp when it was just built

New Exclusive Video: Another “Transformation Through Education” Camp for Uyghurs Exposed in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:49

A new exclusive Bitter Winter video documents the grim reality of the Yingye’er transformation through education camp for Muslim Uyghurs: not a “vocational training center” but a jail by any other name.

Haji Mirzahid Kerimi in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Elderly Former Editor of Uyghur Publishing House Jailed Over ‘Problematic’ Books, Speech

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:46

Haji Mirzahid Kerimi was sentenced to 11 years, despite a serious health condition.

Vocational Training With Chinese Characteristics

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:45

During his visit to Beijing in mid-November, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas publicly discussed the situation in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang.

China's brutal treatment of Uyghurs is failing

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:44

Forcing Muslim minority to become loyal supporters of the Chinese Communist Party is more than a misstep

For China, Islam is a 'mental illness' that needs to be 'cured'

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:43

China's relentless campaign to erase the identity of the Uighurs continues, as the world remains silent.

China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:39

Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.

Mihrigul Tursun, speaks at a event at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Tursun, a member of China’s Uighur minority is detailing the torture and abuse she suffered at the hands Chinese authorities as part of an escalating clampdown on hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities. Through a translator she said she spent several months in detention in China where she was beaten, tortured with electric shock and given unknown drugs

Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:38

A member of the Uighur minority on Monday detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of religious minorities.

Memetjan Abliz Boriyar in an undated photo.

Veteran Editor of Uyghur Publishing House Among 14 Staff Members Held Over ‘Problematic Books’

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:37

Memetjan Abliz Boriyar had approved more than 100 books later blacklisted by the government.

Scholars condemn China for mass detention of Muslim Uighurs

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:35

Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs, hundreds of scholars said on Monday, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of “psychological torture of innocent civilians”.

Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism' to surrender

  • Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:02

Authorities in Xinjiang's Hami city say those who turn themselves in and confess to 'crimes' will be treated leniently.