The Xinjiang camps as a “Stanford Prison Experiment”

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:44

The Xinjiang camps represent a dramatic escalation of a longstanding Chinese policy to colonise and dominate Xinjiang, the “New Frontier” of the Qing Chinese empire inherited by the Communist government in the 1950s.

Erkin Tursun (L) and an acquaintance who asked to have his identity withheld, in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Prominent Uyghur Television Host

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:37

Sources say he was targeted after producing a program about poor Uyghur students.

In this image from China’s CCTV, young Muslims read from official Chinese language textbooks in classrooms at the ‘Hotan vocational education and training center’ in Xinjiang. Photograph: AP

From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang's camps

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:35

China’s state broadcaster CCTV last week offered a look inside Xinjiang’s controversial internment camps.

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  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:31

Authorities are monitoring a content sharing app, and anyone who uses it has their cellphone suspended automatically.

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One belt, one road, one million prisoners: China’s secret war on Muslims along the ‘Silk Road’

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:30

In March last year, a local radio employee received a phone call from his district’s police station, asking him to report to a “re-education camp” in Xinjiang. “The reason why I was caught is because I went to Egypt to study Islam in 2007,” he tells gal-dem over a WhatsApp call. He is too afraid to use his real name or Facebook.

Qurban Mamut (L) and his son Bahram Qurban (R) in Washington, February 2017.

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Journalist in Political ‘Re-Education Camp’

  • Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:35

Qurban Mamut’s son says his father was targeted because he is living in exile in the US.

A Uyghur vendor sells various local bread near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region, in file photo.

China Sugar Restrictions in Xinjiang Hit Uyghur Bakeries Hard

  • Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:34

Bakeries in Xinjiang struggle get enough sugar under policies that claim it can be used to make explosives.

Abdurahman Abey, former director and Communist Party deputy secretary of the Xinjiang People's Publishing House, in undated photo. Public doma

Prominent Uyghur Publisher Arrested, Under Investigation

  • Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:07

Staff at publishing house once headed by Abdurahman Abey says he was “implicated in separatism and religious extremism.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (third from left) walks with officials and aides at the Parliament, Oct. 15, 2018. BenarNews

Malaysian Leader Mahathir Confirms Decision to Free Uyghurs

  • Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:04

China, which had asked for their extradition, said that it "resolutely" opposed Malaysia's decision.

Former Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (L) at the University of Paris in an undated photo.

Three Uyghur Intellectuals Jailed for Separatism, Political Study Film Reveals

  • Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:19

Political study film for Uyghur officials and teachers cites life sentences given to education officials and writer.