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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.

Lantos Foundation President, Katrina Lantos Swett, joins crowd outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday to demand contact with dissapeared Uyghur's.

Lantos Foundation & Uyghur National Movement Seek Contact with Disappeared Uyghurs

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:30

Yesterday afternoon, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice and the Uyghur National Movement, along with a number of Uyghur rights NGOs, joined members of the local Uyghur community in front of the Chinese Embassy seeking answers about and contact with missing family members likely detained in the Xinjiang region’s notorious “re-education camps”.

Armed civilians patrol the area outside the bazaar in the seat of Hotan prefecture, Nov. 3, 2017. AP

US Urges China to ‘End Counterproductive Policies’ Targeting Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:26

The State Department calls on Beijing to release those arbitrarily detained in the region.

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