Muslims in Xinjiang are facing human rights abuses: time for China scholars to break the silence

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:34

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim people, mostly of Uygur descent, are being held indefinitely in extrajudicial internment camps in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. China scholars around the world have a unique responsibility, we believe, to raise awareness of these crimes against humanity.

Xinjiang’s Kashgar University Sacks Four ‘Two-Faced’ Uyghur Professors

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:33

The four may be detained in the region’s network of political ‘re-education camps.’

Calls grow for U.N. action on China's Muslim 're-education camps'

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:32

France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

At UN, concerns mount about repression of Muslim minorities

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:31

Despite Chinese denials, the internment of Uyghur and Kazakh minorities in Xinjiang has been put firmly in the Human Rights Council spotlight, with statements from governments and NGOs, including ISHR, calling urgently for the closure of internment centres and the release of those detained.

Protest outside UN headquarters over Uighur issue

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:30

Uighurs and members of other ethnic minority groups in China have staged a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York to call on the UN to resolve what they call violations of their human rights by the Chinese government.

Abdukerim Rahman (L) and Arslan Abdulla (R) in undated photos.

Five Uyghur Professors from Xinjiang University Held in Political ‘Re-education Camps’

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:52

The five are the first to be identified from among dozens of the school’s teachers believed detained.

Rushengul Tashmuhemmet and her son aboard a flight from Almaty to Istanbul, Sept. 17, 2018.

Uyghur Mother of Three Detained in Turkey, Fate Uncertain

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:49

Rushengul Tashmuhemmet is held by immigration for an unspecified ‘problem’ with her passport.

Adil Ahmad, right, 15, from Yarakan, says his parents are in a reeducation camp, and four of his siblings in China are missing, presumed in some kind of detention. Nuruddin, left, 16, says his parents are in a camp near their home in Urumchi. (Umar Farooq / For The Times)

Uighurs abroad cut off from relatives in Chinese detention

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:48

Adil Ahmad, 15, has had no contact with his parents since February 2017, when he received a frantic phone call from his mother in the Uighur homeland of China’s western Xinjiang region.

The struggles of reporting on China's secret Uighur 're-education camps'

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:47

It is probably the most difficult place to report from in China. In the far-western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese campaign to smash Islamic extremism and independence sentiments has been taken to new extreme level.

Police patrol a Uighur neighbourhood in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

China’s pitiless war on Muslim Uighurs poses a dilemma for the west

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:46

Europe seeks a ‘golden era’ of trade and investment with a country that is holding a million people in ‘re-education’ camps