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Nurmemet Tohti in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Prominent Uyghur Writer Dies After Being Deprived Treatment in Xinjiang Internment Camp

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:53

Reports suggest Nurmemet Tohti was only released after becoming incapacitated by diabetes and heart disease.

A priority lane sign for organ transport installed in Kashgar airport

China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludes

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:52

Victims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal says

The US must do its part in closing the largest outdoor prison in the world

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:49

Under the false pretext of deradicalization, China’s largest province has quietly become the largest outdoor prison in the world.

Engaging, and Disengaging, on Xinjiang

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:48

The ongoing visit of UN undersecretary general for counterterrorism Vladimir Voronkov to China’s Xinjiang region, and the invitation to UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit the region raise fresh questions on how best to approach the internment of one to two million Muslims in the region.

Internal view of the dormitory building in the transformation through education camp, where every room is fitted with double iron doors, just like a prison.

China Attacks U.S. Failings In Afghanistan And Syria To Defend 'Peaceful' Xinjiang

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:47

After last week's controversial visit to Xinjiang by the head of the UN's Counterterrorism Office, Beijing has responded to international concerns that such a trip was "inappropriate" by again claiming that the surveillance state in place to monitor the Muslim Uighur population is justified by the security context.

Solidarity Square in Hotan. Taken on September 28, 2017. Flicker: Carsten ten Brink

The Anti-Islamic Movement in China

  • Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:46

The mass human rights atrocities in Xinjiang—the region in China’s far west, where Chinese Communist authorities have imprisoned upwards of one million Uyghur Muslims in “political reeducation” camps—are worsening, and this demands a far greater international response.

Xinjiang Police App Used for Illegal Surveillance

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:21

All-encompassing data on Muslim residents is collected and used against them to justify mass detentions in the name of counter-terrorism.

Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018.   Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

US envoy decries lack of response from Islamic world to China's attacks on

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:20

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have been silent in the face of the mass incarceration of Muslims in Xinjiang

Journalism in Face of the “Uyghur Crisis”

  • Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:18

The daily experience of Bitter Winter in covering the topic and how best civil society can leverage this critical coverage. Or, one by one, we make a difference.

Responding to the Crisis in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:09

Over the past 18 months, terrifying reports of mass detention have emerged from Xinjiang, China. Events transpiring in Xinjiang today represent among the worst human rights abuses in Asia—if not in the world. 

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