July 2019

  A visiting Han civil servant asks a Uyghur villager if he smokes or drinks liquor, and the two drink together. This image was posted on social media platform Meipian by the Han civil servant in a diary article about his homestay experience.

Uyghur Officials in Hotan Forced to Forgo Halal During Visits of Chinese ‘Relatives’

  • Mon, 07/08/2019 - 21:10

Officials say Chinese minders bring alcohol and pork, and expect every household member to partake.

Uyghurs in Turkey and local supporters protest in the Turkish capital Ankara on the 10th anniversary of a riot and massacre in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, July 5, 2019. Photo: RFA

10th Anniversary of Urumqi Unrest Brings Protests Over Internment Camps, Accountability Demands

  • Fri, 07/05/2019 - 23:08

Experts believe the July 5, 2009 violence marked a turning point leading to today’s mass internment camps.

Screengrab of video that shows Aishe, second from left, following along with her classmates in a classroom in an unknown location in Western China's Xinjiang region.


  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:58

Qelbinur never dreamed that the last link she’d have to her 6-year-old daughter would be a short video on WhatsApp.

Eexiled advocate for Uighur, Rabiye Kadeer, in Osaka, Japan. June 28, 2019. Photo: RFA

Uighur leader urges G20 pressure to end China ‘genocide’

  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:56

Rebiya Kadeer said strong world pressure was essential to free an estimated one million people, mostly ethnic Uighurs, held in internment camps in western China

Taklimakan magazine

Uzbekistan’s invisible Uighurs

  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:55

The plight of Uighurs is object of an unspoken policy of censorship.


Malaysian minister criticised for Uighur camp visit

  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:54

Malaysia's religious affairs minister came under fire on Monday for describing a camp in China where ethnic Uighurs are held as a "vocational and training institution" during a visit.

Turkey, China seek to expand economic ties despite political differences

  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:53

Turkey and China have expanded ties, but their relationship is marked by continued distrust and competition. The two sides are expanding economic cooperation but fundamental political differences remain.

Qaharjan Qawul in an undated photo. Credit: Qawul's family

Uyghur Chauffeur Dies Following Interrogation in Xinjiang Internment Camp

  • Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:48

Qaharjan Qawul had been detained for calling ‘blacklisted’ families and traveling to Turkey.

Targeted Sanctions on Xinjiang Government, Seven Senators Urge Trump to Act Now

  • Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:48

It seems that the Department of the Treasury is stopping the direct way to hold tyrants accountable for their crimes in the Muslim region, and Democrats react.

Brainwashing, Police Guards and Coercive Internment: Evidence from Chinese Government Documents about the Nature and Extent of Xinjiang’s “Vocational Training Internment Camps”

  • Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:48

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