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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

European Parliament Names Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Finalist For Sakharov Prize

  • Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:21

The Renew Europe group says Tohti worked tirelessly to foster dialogue between Uyghurs and Han Chinese.

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.

Uyghur Brothers Perish While Detained in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:18

Authorities say the two men ‘became ill,’ but provide no details.

Mayila Yakufu spent 10 months in an internment camp operated by China. She was picked up again in May and charged with financing terrorism. (Family photo)

For China’s embattled Uighurs, a bank transfer abroad can become a ‘terrorism’ ordeal

  • Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:16

The Chinese state has come down not once, but twice, on Mayila Yakufu

Kong Yuangfeng (R) at a construction site in Aksu prefecture, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in an undated photo.

There Was a Cemetery Outside The Detention Center in Kashgar:' Asylum Seeker

  • Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:15

Kong Yuanfeng describes life in a women's prison in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

USCIRF Report Documents How China’s Surveillance State Threatens Religious Freedom

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:31

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a report on the Chinese government’s use of surveillance cameras, biometric technology and artificial intelligence to monitor and harass religious communities.

China: Xinjiang Children Separated from Families

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:30

Return Minors Housed in State-Run Institutions to Relatives

Is It the Beginning of the End of Human Suffering in Xinjiang?

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:29

If the US House of Representatives passes the “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act,” it will be the first such legislation in the world condemning China for its crimes.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Uighurs pay the price as China perfects its surveillance technology

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:28

In China’s western province of Xinjiang, Beijing is carrying out the most dramatic program of “re-education” since the collapse of the Soviet Union. There are between 10 million and 11 million native Uighurs living in the province. Of those, between 800,000 and 2 million are believed to be interred in re-education camps.

World Uyghur Congress president Dolkun Isa speaking to ANI in Geneva on Monday.

Pak PM knows about Uighur issue, but remains mum on it: World Uyghur Congress president

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:27

The World Uyghur Congress on Monday came down heavily on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his "double standards" and turning a blind eye towards the issue concerning the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China, saying it is a matter of shame that Islamabad was silent and supporting Beijing's policy on the minority community.

A video showing how people entering a mosque in Xinjiang have to go through a facial recognition scanner (screengrab from the video filmed by Nihad Jariri).

Videos show how China has installed facial recognition scanners in Uighur mosques

  • Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:26

A video filmed in China in July shows facial recognition scanners at the entrances to several mosques in Ürümqi, the capital of the northwestern region of Xinjiang, home to more than 10 million people from the Uighur Muslim minority.

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