Uyghur Related

Jesur's younger brothers, in an undated photo.

Hundreds of Children of Detained Uyghurs Held in ‘Closed School’ in Kashgar Prefecture

  • Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00

A Uyghur in exile says his two younger brothers are among those held in the facility.

Uighur 're-education' camps: Cultural genocide in China?

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

Germany, France and the US have renewed calls for China to close down detention camps which activists say are holding some one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Former detainees have described the camps as political indoctrination centers.

China Faces Off With Critics of Muslim Detentions

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

Beijing defends mass internment camps at U.N. rights review as U.S. and others slam policy

The disappearing people: Uighur Kiwis lose contact with family members in China

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

Contact with their loved ones reduced to a trickle - then silence. Uighur New Zealanders say their families in China are disappearing into internment camps. But the Chinese Government is defending the facilities, describing them as "vocational training centres" set up to stop religious extremism. As China comes under global scrutiny, the Greens say our government should take a bolder stance on human rights abuses.

China: re-engineering the Uighur

  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00

These chilling words are stated in an internal document, reported by news agency AFP, and encapsulate Beijing’s policy towards its ethnic Uighur minority. At the United Nations Human Rights Council, Beijing rejected criticism of its practice of interring ethnic Uighurs in indoctrination camps in the Xinjiang province as “politically driven”.

Xinjiang’s Kashgar University Students, Teachers Forced to Give up Muslim Dietary Restrictions

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:39

The campaign comes amid a wider move by authorities to equate halal food with religious extremism.


  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:29

The employees at a hospital in Xinjiang that are sent to live with Uyghurs through the “home-stay” program are instructed to watch for “suspicious” activities in the families, such as not crying at funerals, quitting smoking, or growing a beard.

Xinjiang: China's Muslim camp spending 'revealed'

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:28

China massively increased security spending in 2017 in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are alleged to have been detained, a new report says.

Uyghur protesters and supporters rally in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva during the Universal Periodic Review of china's human rights record, Nov. 6, 2018.

China Under Fire at UN Rights Review For Uyghur Re-Education Camps

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:26

More than a dozen Western states criticize mass detention program that Beijing says is job training to quell extremism.

Security spend soars in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:25

An analysis of Chinese government data has found spending on security-related construction tripled in the troubled Xinjiang region in 2017.