Chinese paramilitary policemen stand guard on a street in Xinjiang's Kashgar city, in a file photo.

Nearly 10 Percent of Residents of a Xinjiang Township Detained by Chinese Authorities

  • Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:27

More than 3,300 of Bullaqsu’s residents are jailed or in political re-education camps.

Xinjiang Authorities Collecting Residents’ Biometric Data

  • Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:24

Human Rights Watch has reported on a program which has gathered biometric data—including fingerprints, iris scans, blood-type, and DNA—on millions of residents in six regions in Xinjiang in 2017 under the guise of a free public health program providing physical examinations.

A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.

China Collecting DNA From All Uyghurs in Xinjiang Under Guise of Free Physicals

  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:24

The campaign is a ‘gross violation’ of human rights, a watchdog says.

 Xinjiang is one of the most tightly controlled parts of China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:42

Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs

Chinese military police attend an anti-terrorist oath-taking rally in Xinjiang.

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report

  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:12

Authorities in China's far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.

Journalists and protesters hold placards outside an Istanbul court on October 31, 2017, calling for the release of jailed colleagues, including Turkish reporter Ahmet Şık. Turkey is the worst jailer of journalists in 2017. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:55

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

Hayrigul in an undated photo.

HOME | NEWS | UYGHUR Uyghur Woman Dies of Condition Left Untreated in Chinese Police Detention

  • Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:05

Her husband says she was illegally arrested after applying for a passport.

A mural in Xinjiang reads "Stability is a blessing, Instability is a calamity," Yarkand, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China on September 20, 2012.  © 2012 Getty Images

China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions

  • Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:01

Private Information Gathered by Police, Under Guise of Public Health Program

Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi speaks during the South-South Human Rights Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Dec. 7, 2017).

China Promotes Human Rights 'With Chinese Characteristics'

  • Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:05

Ahead of Human Rights Day, China hosted a human rights forum for developing countries.

File photo taken on June 23, 2017 shows local Muslims leaving a mosque after Friday prayers in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uyghur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang region, where beards are partially banned and no one is allowed to pray in public. (AFP)

Use of ‘halal’ logo in restaurants restricted in China’s Xinjiang

  • Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:01

Some of the Chinese government’s policies for the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region include restrictions on wearing veils, sporting long beards and fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.