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A human rights group meets in Kazakhstan. (Photo: ChinaAid)

Seven sentenced to 8-14 years in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:20

Authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang arbitrarily sentenced seven Kazakhs and Uyghurs to eight months-14 years in prison for contacting friends and relatives in other countries, ChinaAid learned recently.

The checkpoint to enter the Grand Bazar in Ürümchi. Han Chinese people enter through the right side. (all photos Darren Byler)

Perspectives | Navigating Xinjiang’s security checkpoints

  • Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:14

It’s not hard to spot the ethno-racial profiling Chinese authorities use to clamp down on Uighur resistance.

Prominent Uyghur Scholar Detained in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi: Official

  • Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:04

A security official at his university confirms the poet was taken into custody in January.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018.

Thousands March in Brussels to Protest Mass Detentions of Uyghurs

  • Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:03

Uyghurs living in exile come from around the world to ask the EU's help in ending China's 'repressive' policy.

A security officer holding a shield and baton guards a security post leading into a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

Uyghurs in XUAR’s Ghulja City Held in at Least Five ‘Political Re-Education Camps’

  • Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:35

A source says detainees are ‘brainwashed’ and ‘driven insane’ at the camps.

Chinese Muslims of the Hui ethnic minority pray during Eid Al Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Chinese Muslims have to pledge loyalty to the Communist Party before they can leave the country for the journey to Mecca

  • Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:10

Uyghur Muslims from the Xinjiang autonomous region must create a profile online applying for permission to travel on the Hajj.

A police van with surveillance equipment stationed outside a mosque in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Image Credit: Graham Adams

China’s Ever-Expanding Surveillance State

  • Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:59

Recent developments shed light on the phenomenon’s immediate and long-term implications.

A policeman standing guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE / TO GO WITH China-religion-politics, FOCUS by Ben Dooley (Photo c

China's Police State in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:16

A policeman standing guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE / TO GO WITH China-religion-politics, FOCUS by Ben Dooley (Photo c

The US report said official repression in the Xinjiang region had worsened, especially with the implementation of new “deradicalisation regulations” to contain extremism. Photo: AFP

China named as ‘force of instability’ in US human rights report

  • Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:38

Beijing comes in for harsh criticism over freedoms of speech and assembly, and violence against religious and ethnic groups

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:45

The exiled leader of an ethnic minority in China is readying to go on a hunger strike to protest against Beijing's treatment of the Uighur people.

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