December 2018

Abdukerim Abduweli in an undated photo. Credit: Family member

Prominent Uyghur Muslim Cleric Believed Dead After Nearly 30 Years in Xinjiang Prison

  • Sun, 12/16/2018 - 20:32

Abdukerim Abduweli’s case has been routinely raised with China by rights groups and Western governments.

These Uyghur activists are standing up to China

  • Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00

Uyghur Activists speak up about the Chinese internment camps

Prisoners Tortured, Drugged, Killed by Injection in Xinjiang ‘Re-Education Camps,’ Ex-Inmate Reveals

  • Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00

Uyghur women detained in China’s so-called “vocational training centers” are being psychologically and physically tortured, poisoned, and killed by injection, a former detainee has told The Epoch Times.

Change of Plans: Conducting Research in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00

In April 2018, the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies awarded me a Small Grant to travel to Ürümchi (Urumqi, Wulumuqi), Xinjiang, China, to conduct a two-week feasibility study on the topic of “Gender and Music in Uyghur Society.”

China’s relentless persecution of its Muslim minority

  • Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00

Authoritarian regimes often persecute innocent people but cover their crime by denouncing their victims as “terrorists.” China is doing so on a massive scale as numerous reports indicate.

Czech and Slovak Scholars, Public Figures Call on China to Close Political Re-education Camps in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00

The group also urges Beijing to observe human rights, on the anniversary of a UN rights declaration.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.

Xinjiang Authorities ‘Preparing’ Re-education Camps Ahead of Expected International Monitors

  • Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:00

Security measures are removed and residents are warned to refrain from speaking about the facilities.

Yingye’er Re-education Camp Managed Like Prison (Video)

  • Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:00

New exclusive video details internal management regulations of the Yingye’er “transformation through education” camp in Xinjiang. Experts confirm that the rules are almost identical to those of a prison.

Concerns Rise as Muslim Crackdown Broadens

  • Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:00

Authorities in Xinjiang have detained an estimated one million or more Turkic Muslims in “re-education” camps and turned the region into a frontline laboratory for draconian surveillance methods that have since expanded to Muslims in Gansu.

Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

  • Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:00

The story of China’s mass detention of Muslim Uighurs is deeply personal for six U.S.-based journalists on Radio Free Asia’s Uighur-language staff. Dozens of their family members are among the hundreds of thousands and possibly millions detained in political “re-education camps.”