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Undated photo of poet Cui Haoxin, a member of China's Hui Muslim ethnic group known by his pen name An Ran, who was questioned by state security police after he sent and retweeted posts about political re-education camps in Xinjiang.

China's Bid to Silence Poet Highlights 'Human Rights Disaster' of Xinjiang Camps

  • Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:00

PEN America says police attempts to silence Hui Muslim poet An Ran is a bid to stifle public awareness of the mass detention program in Xinjiang.

A woman stands behind a pillar during the Eid al-Adha festival at a Chinese mosque.JASON LEE / REUTERS

China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness

  • Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:00

The country is putting Muslims in internment camps—and causing real psychological damage in the process.

China extends Uighur crackdown beyond its borders

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:37

Beijing exerts pressure on neighbouring countries to monitor dissident émigré

An ethnic Uighur man has his beard trimmed after prayers in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in June 2017. The circumstances of this trim is not clear. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Why the Muslim world isn't saying anything about China’s repression and 'cultural cleansing' of its downtrodden Muslim minority

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:36

Muslim countries have been silent over China's crackdown on its Uighurs, a Muslim-majority ethnic minority in the country's west.

Uighur political demonstration waving Uighur and Turkish flags. Photo: AP

Shocking reports from Xinjiang before visit

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:34

Activists in Norway despair after shocking reports that one million Uighurs are kept in secret camps in Xinjiang. They ask Norwegian politicians to bring the matter up with China.

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.

More Than One in 10 Residents of Xinjiang Township Held in Political ‘Re-Education Camps’

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:47

Around 22,000 people are held in three camps in Toqsun township, a police station employee says.

US-based NGO reports custodial deaths, tortures at 'Muslim re-education centres' in China's Xinjiang

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:13

A US-based NGO on Friday said that there were credible reports of Muslim re-education centres in China's Xinjiang region where custodial deaths and torture were taking place.

Armed police keep watch in a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. Government figures gathered by China Human Rights Defenders, a US-based non-profit, show that 21 percent of all arrests in China last year were made in Xinjiang, though only 1.5 percent of the country’s population lives there.

As China detains Muslim Uyghurs, its economic clout mutes world criticism

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:11

Has China simply become too powerful for the world to protest its human rights abuses? A vast surveillance and detention campaign against a Muslim minority is putting that to the test.

 One of the few publicly available images of mass incarcerated ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region of China shows inmates of the “Lop County number 4 education and training center” (洛浦县第四教育培训中心 luòpǔ xiàn dì sì jiàoyù péixùn zhōngxīn) listening to a “de-extremification” (去极端化 qù jíduān huà) speech on April 7, 2018.

China’s Re-Education Camps For A Million Muslims: What Everyone Needs To Know

  • Thu, 08/23/2018 - 23:42

A human rights atrocity is unfolding in western China, where the “entire culture” of Uyghur Muslims is being effectively criminalized, scholars say. Arbitrary detentions in “transformation through education” camps now reach up to 1 million Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

What Satellite Images Can Show Us about ‘Re-education’ Camps in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 08/23/2018 - 23:40

The government of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, located in China’s northwest near Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and other Central Asian countries, is holding ethnic Muslims en masse in detention facilities the Chinese government euphemistically calls “transformation through education centers.”