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Nurtay Hajim talks with students at the Nurtay Iskender School for Orphans in Ghulja city, in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Philanthropist

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:23

Nurtay Hajim was targeted after his school for Uyghur orphans accepted the children of political prisoners.

Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress attends an event concerning China ahead of the Human Rights Council review in Geneva, Switzerland, November 2, 2018. Picture taken November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Activists urge deep scrutiny of China at U.N. rights gathering this week

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

China’s record will be examined by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, the first time since 2013, in a regular review expected to focus on its treatment of ethnic minorities, especially Uighurs and Tibetans.

The Globe’s Nathan VanderKlippe recounts surveillance, threats of arrest, destruction of photos while reporting in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

The white Volkswagen Tiguan slipped into the rearview window a few kilometres past the checkpoint, on the blacktop that cuts across the parched eastern stretches of Xinjiang.

Human rights and the crackdown on Uyghurs’ religion and culture: six questions for China’s UN delegation

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

On November 6, states will ask direct questions to China’s UN delegation in Geneva about its human rights record. The stakes for the Uyghur people have never been higher. We are experiencing an unprecedented crackdown designed to stamp out our religion, our language, our family life, our very identity.

China Revives Maoist Practices By Detaining One Million Uighurs, Professor Says

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

China’s secret mass detainment of an estimated 1 million Uighur Muslims came to the world’s attention this August when Gay McDougall announced that the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination possessed credible reports of “political camps for indoctrination” in the northwestern territory of Xinjiang.

China is committing ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang – it's time for the world to stand up

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

Beijing needs to be held to account. On Tuesday, a UN meeting provides other nations with that chance

China’s “Terrorist” Concentration Camps

  • Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:46

Chris sits down with Uighur activist Nury Turkel to discuss China's concentration camps in the Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Uyghurs worldwide to demonstrate in Geneva

  • Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:45

According to organisers, the protest aims to highlight the human rights situation in China, especially the mass arbitrary detention of an estimated 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other ethnicities in internment camps by the Chinese authorities in East Turkistan.

A re-education camp, officially known as vocational education and training centre, on the outskirts of Turpan City, Xinjiang.CREDIT:FAIRFAX MEDIA

'Ruined dreams': the people locked up in China's desert 're-education' centres

  • Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:44

Most have only seen them from the air, but China correspondent Kirsty Needham took the risk and got down to ground level in Xinjiang to explore China's vast and growing network of detention centres.

The Happy Uighurs of Xinjiang with Nury Turkel and Irade Kashgary

  • Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:43

From police stations on every corner to vocational training/concentration camps will over a million people, the Chinese Communist Party has pulled out all the stops to make sure the Uighur ethnic minority of Xinjiang feel safe and loved. We sit down with Uighur activists Nury Turkel and Irade Kashgary to learn more about what life in Xinjiang is like.

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