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Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs in Kazakhstan
April 17, 2015

Central Asian governments are facing pressure from China to clamp down on Uighur demands for their own state.

China police shoot dead two 'terrorists' on Vietnam border
April 17, 2015

Chinese police have shot dead two suspected "terrorists" on the border with Vietnam, part of a group of people trying to sneak out of the country, state media said on Friday.

Dreaming of Uighuristan
April 17, 2015
Malika and her children in Kazakhstan

The Uighurs of north-western China have long fled to neighbouring countries of Central Asia to escape restrictions on their freedom at home. But now - as China's influence grows across the region - campaigning for Uighur independence has become impossible in Central Asia too.

Police Conduct Raids in Xinjiang a Year After Flag Burning at Mosque
April 16, 2015
A flag placed in a mosque in Xinjiang region. Photo: Uighur online

Authorities have warned residents of the county where the incident occurred to not talk about it.

Hospital Notice Calling Xinjiang People ‘Suspicious’ Raises Ire of Uyghur Groups, Netizens
April 15, 2015
The official notice about a terrorism alert issued by the Guangxi Maternal and Child Care Hospital in Nanning, April 10, 2015. (Photo courtesy of an RFA listener)

The reaction prompts hospital authorities in Guangxi to cancel the warning.

Souls of Uighur Folk
April 15, 2015
Photos: Elasticitea

In his 1903 classic, William Du Bois considered what he called ‘double consciousness,’ defining it as a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

China: What the Uighurs See
April 13, 2015
Carolyn Drake An apartment complex in Kashgar for Uighurs displaced by development projects, 2009

Xinjiang is one of those remote places whose frequent mention in the international press stymies true understanding.

Uighurs as the invisible victims of the international system
April 12, 2015
Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

The situation of Uighurs in China shows that what Assad did in Syria does not stay in Syria. Methods of repression spread and embolden other regimes. If this is not be stopped it will become a model for other oppressive governments around the world

Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan
Mar 3, 2015

New report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project analyses political violence from 2013-14

Uyghur Political Prisoners – A Call for Action
Oct 15, 2014

UHRP organizes a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online
Jun 16, 2014

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project details the Chinese government’s severe restrictions placed on Uyghur Internet users.