June 2019

Xinjiang Police App Used for Illegal Surveillance

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:21

All-encompassing data on Muslim residents is collected and used against them to justify mass detentions in the name of counter-terrorism.

Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018.   Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

US envoy decries lack of response from Islamic world to China's attacks on

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:20

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have been silent in the face of the mass incarceration of Muslims in Xinjiang

Journalism in Face of the “Uyghur Crisis”

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:18

The daily experience of Bitter Winter in covering the topic and how best civil society can leverage this critical coverage. Or, one by one, we make a difference.

Responding to the Crisis in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:09

Over the past 18 months, terrifying reports of mass detention have emerged from Xinjiang, China. Events transpiring in Xinjiang today represent among the worst human rights abuses in Asia—if not in the world. 

Watchdogs outraged at China's 'Orwellian' oppression of Uighurs 30 years after Tiananmen Square

  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:09

Barbed wire enclosures at agricultural campuses should be only for livestock, not Muslim political prisoners in China’s reeducation camps, the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom says.

China and the Rise of Totalitarian Control of Minorities

  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:09

As a young boy growing up in 1960s Britain, George Orwell was one of my favourite authors and I avidly consumed everything he wrote. His novel 1984 was composed as a vision of a terrible future of totalitarian control of people by the capture of data about their behaviour by the state.

Kazakh activist Serkizhan Bilash in court on June 7. RFE/RL

Nur-Sultan Court Extends House Arrest For Kazakh Xinjiang Activist

  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:09

A Kazakh court has extended the house arrest measure for the leader of a group that raised concerns over the internment of ethnic Kazakhs in China's northwestern Xinjiang region.