Detained Uighur activist appears in China court

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:36

Detained Uighur scholar Dr. Ilham Tohti has appeared in a Chinese court for the first time since being arrested eight months ago charged with separatism.

Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:07
In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo, armed Paramilitary policemen stand guard next to their Armored personnel carrier parked near the People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. Beijing’s tight controls and monopoly on the narrative make it difficult to independently assess if the lethal action has been justified. And Chinese authorities prevent most reporting by foreign journalists inside Xinjiang, making it nearly impossible to confirm the state media numbers. Uighur exile groups an

When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them.

Uyghur Scholar Tohti 'Humiliated' in Prison, Shackled Again

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:02
Ilham Tohti

Chinese authorities punish him following a 'confrontation' in detention, his lawyer says.

Xinjiang Unsettled

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:53
The slums of Urumqi stand a world away from the high-rises that make up the skyline of Xinjiang’s provincial capital. Many Uighurs who migrated to the urban center of Xinjiang live in these slums, and government officials pinned the July 2009 riots on members of this community. The slums have largely been demolished since this photo was taken in 2010, to make room for a high-speed train linking Urumqi to the rest of China.

My first trip to Xinjiang was in 1995; it was also my first trip to China. The UN’s World Conference on Women was taking place in Beijing and I could only manage to secure a visa for China on the condition that I would not go to Beijing

China’s tight security clashes with unity drive

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:09
In this photo taken Thursday, July 17, 2014, Chinese paramilitary policemen stand on duty in front of a wanted poster in the city of Aksu in western China’s Xinjiang province. China has blanketed parts of Xinjiang, home to Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, with such heavy security that it resembles an occupied territory under martial law, complete with armed troops, spiked barricades, checkpoints and even drones. But the massive security effort has not brought stability to Xinjiang, and neither has Beijing’s

In this ancient oasis town in China’s restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood.

China: Sentencing of Uyghur linguist Abduweli Ayup and two others highlights assault on Uyghur language

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:02
Abduweli Ayup was convicted of abusing public money and sentenced to 18 months in prison

The sentencing of linguist Abduweli Ayup and two associates from China’s Uyghur minority on charges of ‘illegal fundraising’ highlights the intolerance of the Chinese authorities towards the use of the Uyghur language, PEN International said today.

When Secrecy Allows Atrocity: UNPO Launches Report on International Day of the Disappeared

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:58

On the 30 August 2014, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization observed the International Day of the Disappeared in line with its commitment to fiercely condemn and combat the act of enforced disappearances...

Farmers, police stage anti-terror drill in Xinjiang

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:56
Police officers stand guard after an attack in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in May. Toksun county and others are practicing how to respond to terrorist attacks. Photo: AP

Exercise in Toksun county comes after attacks have killed dozens of civilians in the region

Chinese War On Terror May Breed Extremists

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:17
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Sky News has obtained rare access to China's Xinjiang Province to investigate reports Muslims are being targeted and oppressed by the government.

China’s campaign for mixed marriages spreads to troubled Xinjiang

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:02
A Uighur couple dance at their wedding Aug. 2 in Kashgar, a city in China's restive Xinjiang region. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet.


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