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Chinese court jails a man for 6 years for growing beard
March 30, 2015
Screen capture of an online poster on “the Project Beauty” in Xinjiang.

A court in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practise discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Thai Court Rules Year-Long Detention of Suspected Uyghurs is Legal
March 30, 2015
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

But no decision is made on the nationality of the 17, who are claimed by both Turkey and China.

Authorities Put 25 Hotan Uyghurs on Public Trial for ‘Endangering State Security’
March 30, 2015

The residents were involved in providing religious instruction or sending their children to attend classes.

China losing battle against extremist Islamic teachings: official
March 30, 2015
The Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in the Xinjiang province of China. (Photo by Sophie James /

Efforts to curb Muslim influence in Xinjiang has incited violent resistance

Advocates Say Terrorist Recruitment Of Uighur Muslim University Students In China Is Overblown
March 30, 2015
 A fighter allegedly with the Islamic State group is seen outside the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on March 16, 2015. Islamic State group media office  Universities in China are on high alert after reports that terrorist recruiters are targeting the country's Uighur Muslim population for radicalization. As in much of the world, fears of terrorism have been growing in China amid reports of the expansion of insurgent organizations such as the Islamic State group.  A report in the South China Morning Post reve

Universities in China are on high alert after reports that terrorist recruiters are targeting the country's Uighur Muslim population for radicalization.

Uyghur Neighborhood Targeted For Evictions is Destroyed by Fire
March 27, 2015

Strong winds help spread the blaze, leaving seven dead and eight injured in Karamay, sources say.

Court Rules Suspected Uighur Family Must Remain in Thai Custody
March 27, 2015
FILE - Ethnic Uighur Muslims line up beside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand, March 15, 2014.

A Thai court Friday ruled that a family of 17 - suspected to be Uighur Muslims - must remain in custody until their nationalities are proven.

The chilling reality of China's cyberwar on free speech
March 25, 2015
Liu Ping, left, Ilham Tohti. center, and Su Changlan, right have all been detained or jailed for expressing their views online, according to Amnesty International.

The Chinese government has declared the Internet to be the new battlefield in its fight against "pornography and unlawful information."

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.