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Dolkun Isa (left) at a demonstration in Paris on 5 November 2010
Jul 28, 2017

A prominent Uighur exile was detained briefly by police in Italy, his organization said on Friday, calling on the European Union to investigate whether China had pressured Italian authorities to take action.

Jul 28, 2017

On 26 July 2017, Mr Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress and UNPO Member, was arrested by 15-20 General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) officers outside the entrance of the Italian Senate

A Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.
Jul 28, 2017

The new directive prohibits use of the language in schools up to and including the secondary level.

A protest was held outside the Egyptian embassy in Washington this month after a crackdown on the Uighur community in Egypt [Al Jazeera]
Jul 27, 2017

Human rights groups are calling for answers on the whereabouts of dozens of Uighurs arrested by Egyptian authorities.

Dolkun Isa
Jul 26, 2017

Dolkun Isa was stopped at the Italian Senate, where he was to speak on Uyghur issues.

Jul 26, 2017

On 26 June 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the UNPO Dolkun Isa, who was scheduled to speak at the Italian Senate, was stopped by the authorities and brought to the police station for an identity check.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.
Jul 25, 2017

Meanwhile, nearly 100 Uyghurs are being held by Egypt’s national intelligence service.

Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt [File photo]
Jul 25, 2017

-Azhar University Dean, Mohamed Al-Mahrasawy, confirmed yesterday that 70 Uyghur students had been arrested and their residency papers were investigated.

FILE - Computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China.
Jul 25, 2017

In spite of an earlier denial, the Chinese government has tightened its grip on the Internet, stepping up efforts against netizens’ access to unsupervised connections, including those via virtual private networks (VPNs) halfway through its 14-month-long crackdown nationwide.

Chinese police patrolling as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
Jul 25, 2017

The spyware has reportedly been developed by Chinese police and can monitor chats, SIM card data, Wi-Fi data and more.

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