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Uyghur men pray on mats outside a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, in a file photo.
Oct 3, 2017

Thousands of books and mats have been confiscated since late last year, officials said.

Oct 3, 2017

On 19 October 2017, the newly-formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Csaba Sógor will host an event to stimulate the sharing of ideas between MEPs, representatives of NGOs, scholars and members of the Uyghur community.

Uyghurs in Hotan
Oct 2, 2017

Chinese Muslims have been ordered to hand over religious items including copies of the Koran and prayer mats or they will face harsh punishment. Authorities are stepping up a campaign against Muslims in Xinjiang, north western China, according to Radio Free Aisia.

A map shows Ghulja county in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture and Korla city in Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.
Sep 29, 2017

Detainees are rarely freed, despite months of ‘training’ to undo ‘political incorrectness.’

Sep 29, 2017

Buzainafu Abudourexiti, who returned to China in 2015 after studying for two years in Egypt, was suddenly detained in March 2017 and sentenced in a secret trial to seven years in prison.

Jawlan and Suriya in an undated photo.
Sep 28, 2017

The students were punished despite a probe which cleared them of any wrongdoing.

Morning prayers: Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid which marks the end of Ramadan
Sep 28, 2017

Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

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, on March 2014. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)
Sep 28, 2017

Thailand is failing to fulfil its obligation to protect refugees

A woman reads a smartphone while resting on the back of a motorized tricycle this month in Beijing. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Sep 28, 2017

Thirty years ago, China sent its first-ever email. “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world,” the Mail Administration of China wrote to researchers at Germany’s University of Karlsruhe at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time on Sept. 14, 1987.

A mosque in Xinjiang's Turpan city is shown in a file photo.
Sep 27, 2017

Authorities are also requiring households to hand over any prayer mats or other items bearing the symbols of Islam.

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