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Guzire Awulqanqizi in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Guzire Awulqanqizi

Xinjiang Re-education Camp Detainees Appointed ‘Crying Time’ Every Two Weeks

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:06

Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.

Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer given Free Spirit Award 2018

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:05

Prominent Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer has been named the recipient of the Free Spirit Award 2018 during an event in McLeod Ganj.

Men Pray at Id Kah Mosque on Eid ul-Fitr. Taken on September 10, 2010. Photo: Preston Rhea, Flickr

Pakistan's silence on fasting ban for China Uighurs riles activists

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:04

But is public resentment enough to force PM Khan's government to confront Beijing?

Making the Xinjiang authorities dance: 40 examples of publicized cases

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:03

For the past half-year and probably longer, I’ve admittedly been a broken record in replaying the same mantra when talking of what works in getting the oh-so-scary Xinjiang authorities to somehow curb their seemingly unbridled madness.

A deserted mosque in Ürümchi in 2018. Image by Darren Byler

Empty Uyghur Mosques During Ramadan in China

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:01

In 2014 Uyghur college students secretly fasted during Ramadan. Many of them would wake up early in the morning to eat the cold pilaf and nan that they had hidden away on the bookshelves on their bunk beds before they went to sleep.

Uyghur  girls are forced to marry Han Chinese to save their parents from torture

China pushes inter-ethnic marriage in Xinjiang assimilation drive

  • Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:00

China's fractious far-west region of Xinjiang has changed its university entrance exam rules to give children from mixed families a leg-up on other students, in what experts say are the latest efforts to erase a mostly Muslim ethnic culture.

Men downing bottles of beer as part of a state-sponsored festival ahead of Ramadan in a Muslim-dominated area of China.  2015-06-21

Uyghurs Face Tight Ramadan Curbs as China Bristles at ‘Concentration Camps’ Remark

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:12

Some U.S.-based Muslims call for a boycott of China over Xinjiang Ramadan restrictions and internment camps.

Revealed: new evidence of China's mission to raze the mosques of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:11

Guardian and Bellingcat investigation finds more than two dozen Islamic religious sites partly or completely demolished since 2016

Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

China cracks down on Ramadan fasting, prompting activist boycott of Chinese products

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:10

With Muslims around the world observing the holy month of Ramadan, Chinese authorities have again launched a crackdown on fasting and religious practices by Islamic minorities.

Uighur detainees at a detention facility in Kashgar take vocational classes. All the detainees in this class admitted to having been "infected with extremist thoughts." Rob Schmitz/NPR

Reporter's Notebook: Uighurs Held For 'Extremist Thoughts' They Didn't Know They Had

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:09

When it comes to Chinese authorities' eagerness to manage perceptions of the way they treat Muslim citizens in the Xinjiang region, it would be hard to beat a recent musical performance staged for an audience of foreign journalists.