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Ilham Tohti: A Short Introduction
February 8, 2016
Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China.

China commands that even retired officials shun religion
February 8, 2016
A security guard keeps watch at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, December 10, 2015.

Chinese officials who are also Communist Party officials are banned from religious activities even when they have retired, and must also oppose what the government terms cults, state media said on Friday.

China’s Rule of Fear
February 8, 2016
A policeman tries to stop a photographer from taking pictures at a police checkpoint in Beijing, Mar. 6, 2013.

China is once again gripped by fear in a way it has not been since the era of Mao Zedong.

China tightens anti-terrorism measures amid rush for Lunar New Year celebrations
February 8, 2016
Armed police stand guard in the popular shopping and nightlife area of Sanlitun in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China has tightened anti-terrorism surveillance at major cities across the nation as the mass movement of mainlanders travelling home for the Lunar New Year holiday puts extra pressure on security guards keeping watch for potential attacks.

China offering £10,470 reward for tip-offs on 'terrorist' content online
February 8, 2016
China offers attractive rewards for anyone with valuable information on terrorist content online

China plans to reward anyone who provides vital information about online "terrorist" content in its renewed crackdown on extremism in cyberspace. Beijing's intensified campaign is aimed at curbing the recruitment and radicalisation of extremists.

UAE: Two Chinese Uyghur Face Death Sentence if Deported to China
February 5, 2016
Trucks carrying suspects during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in China on May 27, 2014.

On 2 February 2016, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues (SR Minority), Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, asking her to call upon the Emirati authorities not to deport two Chinese citizens from the Uyghur Muslim Community, who could face the death penalty back in their country.

As China’s economy unravels, Beijing’s attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate
February 5, 2016

No longer able to convince the world it’s got China’s economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead.

Wife of Burlington man jailed in China urges Canada to fight for his release
February 4, 2016
  Kamila Telendibaeva, a Burlington mother of four, is urging the Canadian government to take action in winning her husband's release from a Chinese prison. Huseyin Celil has been behind bars for 10 years, serving a life sentence which was recently reduced to 20 years. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

Mother of four welcomes news China has reduced her husband’s life sentence to 20 years, but says it doesn’t go far enough.

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)
Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.