RFA has confimed Uyghur poet Chimengul Awut is currently being detained by Chinese authorities.

Investigation: Uyghur Poet Detained for Editing Problematic Book

  • Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:14

Chinese government takes issue with Golden Shoes, arrests Chimengul Awut


  • Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:13

While China tries to defend the indefensible claiming that the transformation through education camps are benign “schools,” one of our reporters secretly visited the new large camp in Yining, Xinjiang, and proved it is undoubtedly a jail.

Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

  • Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:12


By the time Chinese guards began torturing Kayrat Samarkand inside a re-education camp last spring, he says his life had prepared him for this.

Authorities Detain Senior Editors of Uyghur Publishing House Over ‘Problematic’ Books

  • Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

An investigation found the publisher had issued 600 books with ‘improper political content.’

Families Of The Disappeared: A Search For Loved Ones Held In China's Xinjiang Region

  • Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

A tiny office in the heart of the Kazakh city of Almaty is filled with weary-eyed visitors clutching photos of their missing mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.


'We can reach you wherever you are': Uighurs abroad feel China’s reach

  • Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

China’s security services are pressing members of the country’s Uighur minority abroad to spy on compatriots when abroad, including in Nato and Western countries

Xinjiang Detention Camp or Vocational Center: Is China ‘Calling A Deer A Horse’?

  • Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00

China defends its Xinjiang policy during the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review.

Jesur's younger brothers, in an undated photo.

Hundreds of Children of Detained Uyghurs Held in ‘Closed School’ in Kashgar Prefecture

  • Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00

A Uyghur in exile says his two younger brothers are among those held in the facility.

Uighur 're-education' camps: Cultural genocide in China?

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

Germany, France and the US have renewed calls for China to close down detention camps which activists say are holding some one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Former detainees have described the camps as political indoctrination centers.

China Faces Off With Critics of Muslim Detentions

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

Beijing defends mass internment camps at U.N. rights review as U.S. and others slam policy