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ON OCTOBER 10, 2016, ILHAM TOHTI’S DAUGHTER JEWHER ILHAM RECEIVED MARTIN ENNALS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD FROM THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN ON BEHALF OF HER FATHER. THE HC WAS LATER HARASSED BY CHINA FOR ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AND PRESENTING THE AWARD. PROFESSOR ELLIOT SPERLING ACCOMPANIED JEWHER.  PHOTO: MARTIN ENNALS FOUNDATION.
Sep 22, 2017

We believe that the combination of reduced visits, denial of communication, gag orders, and family reprisals, have been carefully engineered to punish the Uighur scholar with degrading treatment and psychological torture, while at the same time keeping the attention on his plight from the outside world to a minimum.

Police on patrol near a mosque in Kashgar in China’s restive Xinjiang province. The nation’s security chief hopes the use of technology will help predict where terror attacks may take place. Photo: AFP
Sep 21, 2017

Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Nine members of the Council have been found as human rights violators. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Sep 21, 2017

A new report details violations against people in those working with the UN on human rights issues

Lee Ming-cheh, second from left, an activist from Taiwan, in court in the Chinese city of Yueyang, Hunan Province, last week. The case against Mr. Lee punctuates what critics warn are China’s efforts to stifle what it perceives as threats from overseas. Credit Yueyang Intermediate People's Court, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Sep 21, 2017

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates.

Horigul Nasir's photo is shown on an identification card.
Sep 19, 2017

The story was told by a 'terrified' friend under questioning by police, the woman's brother says.

Former Xinjiang judge Huang Yunmin is shown in an undated photo.  Human Rights Campaign in China
Sep 19, 2017

The trial comes against a backdrop of growing security measures targeting the region's mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups.

Sep 19, 2017

The human toll of the Rohingya refugee crisis continues to mount this week, as droves of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Muslim minority flee from (and in some cases fight) the brutal crackdown of its security forces.

 Authorities tear down a cross from a Protestant church in Dingqiao township in the city of Hangzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang province, Dec. 19, 2014.  Photo courtesy of China Aid
Sep 15, 2017

Strict new rules directly link alleged threats to state security with religious activity, making believers vulnerable, campaign groups say.

Sep 15, 2017

On December 23, outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama signed the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act into law, allowing U.S. authorities to impose financial and travel restrictions on foreign individuals implicated in human rights violations.

Uyghurs arrive at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in Xinjiang in June. Beijing says restrictions and a heavy police presence in the region seek to control the spread of Islamic extremism and separatist movements. Photo: AFP
Sep 14, 2017

Officials at high-level meeting told to address ‘several historical issues’ regarding the restive region through propaganda and training

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