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‘Purify’ or perish: the vulnerable lives of China’s Uyghur scholars

  • Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:10

On a cold December day in 2013, Mutellip Imin, a 25-year-old Uyghur student from Hotan, changed his life. He collected four handwritten signs he had made, went to a road near his home, and took four photographs of himself holding each message in turn.

In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents walk past a statue showing Mao Zedong near a square in Kashgar, in western China's Xinjiang region.

Why did China’s mass ethnic roundup go unnoticed for so long?

  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

How, in the most populated country, do you make a million people disappear?


  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

Reports from rights groups, academics, and reporters show a staggering increase in the scale and intensity of repression of Uighurs in China’s far northwest region of Xinjiang. 

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang

Who Will Stand Up For Uighur Muslims In China?

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:35

When the world denounces the persecution of Muslims in Palestine and the Rohingya, where is a statement to condemn the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China?

Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:51

Iran’s close ties to China leave Tehran vulnerable to criticism as Beijing cracks down on Muslim minority groups.

The ‘De-Extremitization’ Campaign in Xinjiang: A Cure Worse Than the Disease

  • Fri, 09/14/2018 - 21:02

China’s repression in Xinjiang is likely to backfire.

China Continues to Defend Its Indefensible Policies Toward the Uighurs

  • Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:00

In her first speech since assuming her new post, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet criticized China this week for forcibly detaining more than a million Muslim Uighur minorities in a secretive network of so-called re-education camps. 

China’s Muslim ban

  • Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:28

BY Maya Wang
12 September 2018
16:00 AEDT

The Brief: China’s Xinjiang police state

  • Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:24

On this episode of The Brief, Thomas Cliff takes a look at the reality of life under government surveillance for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

China: Massive Crackdown in Muslim Region

  • Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:26

Mass Arbitrary Detention, Religious Repression, Surveillance in Xinjiang