Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. RFA

Rights Groups Demand Release of Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti on Fifth Anniversary of Arrest

  • Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:36

Observers say Beijing’s rejection of his advice about policies in Xinjiang has furthered instability there.

Erpat Ablekrem in an undated photo.  Photo appears courtesy of Muyesser Abdulehet

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghur Aspiring Professional Footballer in ‘Political Re-education Camp’

  • Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:34

His cousin says he was arrested for maintaining contact with family members who fled the region.

Five years after his arrest, the lessons China’s Ilham Tohti tried to teach are left unheeded

  • Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:33

Ten years ago, it would have been difficult to anticipate how Uyghurs in China would manage under new Party leadership. Five years ago, two dozen police stormed into Ilham Tohti’s apartment, snatching him up in a matter of minutes. Nothing has been the same since.

Uyghurs’ heartfelt message to the Malaysian people

  • Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:32

In October 2018, Malaysia released 11 Uyghur refugees to Turkey, after dropping immigration-related charges. This welcome decision marked the end of an arduous journey to freedom for the men. It also demonstrated Malaysia’s leadership in standing up for the rule of law, in the face of interference from China, which pressed strongly to have the men returned.

China's Muslim detention camps

  • Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:27

Up to a million Muslims are being held in detention camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo visits the region where authorities are expanding the camps and increasing surveillance on ethnic minorities. Plus: in opinion, the writer Bella Mackie on how running helps her cope with anxiety

China’s War on Terror

  • Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00

“The state’s proclaimed ‘war on terror’ in the region is increasingly turning into a war on religion, ethnic languages, and other expressions of ethnic identity.”

We can’t keep ignoring human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims

  • Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00

Gulnaz Uighur

Chinese 'Deradicalization' Camps: Education Or Persecution?

  • Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:00

China has given foreign journalists a tour of what it calls "vocational education training centers" in the western province of Xinjiang. The tour comes amid continuing reports of mass detentions and persecutions of Uyghur, ethnic Kazakh, and other ethnic populations in the province.

 Images of Xinjiang, China, taken in December as part of a Guardian investigation into the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in China. Photograph: Lily Kuo for the Guardian

"If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam

  • Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:00

In Hotan, documents show officials are expanding detention camps and increasing surveillance

China Intensifies Lobbying to Thwart Criticism of Muslim Detentions

  • Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:00

Beijing petitions diplomats against censure at U.N. and gives tours of Xinjiang in PR push