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Families Of The Disappeared: A Search For Loved Ones Held In China's Xinjiang Region

  • Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

A tiny office in the heart of the Kazakh city of Almaty is filled with weary-eyed visitors clutching photos of their missing mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

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'We can reach you wherever you are': Uighurs abroad feel China’s reach

  • Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

China’s security services are pressing members of the country’s Uighur minority abroad to spy on compatriots when abroad, including in Nato and Western countries

Xinjiang Detention Camp or Vocational Center: Is China ‘Calling A Deer A Horse’?

  • Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00

China defends its Xinjiang policy during the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review.

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.

SUSPECTED OF EXTREMISM IF NOT SINGING AT WEDDINGS

  • 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.

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