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Sep 12, 2017

Speaking at the start of a U.N. Human Rights Council session today, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, tread softly on human rights issues in China including detentions of lawyers and deaths in custody.

A cemetery is built into the desert in China’s Xinjiang region, where the largely Muslim Uyghurs live. Uyghurs have faced heavy crackdowns from the Chinese government, which blames them for acts of terrorism.
Sep 11, 2017

Expanding on a playbook used to squelch dissent in Tibet, and employing Mao-era techniques of social engineering, China is systematically rounding up thousands of Muslim citizens in the far western Xinjiang region, Nathan VanderKlippe reports

An official notice from June 5, 2017 from a village in Xinjiang's Hotan saying that resident Lutpulla Atawulla has been sent to re-education school and that his temporary inability to repay loans should be excused.
Sep 11, 2017

Five categories of people held extrajudicially and isolated from families without having committed any crimes.

Image of Egyptian security forces [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]
Sep 11, 2017

The lawyer representing more than 100 Uyghur students detained by the Egyptian authorities announced on Friday that 12 have been released. The others, added lawyer and human rights activist Ezzat Ghoneim, are expected to be released within the next few days.

Chinese soldiers participate in an anti-terror drill in Kumul, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 8, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Sep 10, 2017

Muslim Minorities Held for Months in Unlawful Facilities

Sep 8, 2017

Anti-Muslim posters have emerged in China, warning citizens to be aware of 'people with beard, black clothes or black robes'. Among other things, the poster contains: "No smoking/drinking: Be vigilant to underground weekly preaching."

Sep 8, 2017

The flyer showed a restaurant takeout courier carrying two bags — one labeled "halal" for food prepared for Muslims and the other marked "majority food."

A Kazakh herdsman drives cattle and sheep in Xinjiang's Yining county, June 20, 2017.
Sep 8, 2017

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang deny reports from an ethnically Kazakh region that a man died in police custody on Eid al-Adha.

China says it is facing a growing threat from domestic cults and radical Islam but critics have accused Beijing of a broader pattern of harassment, detention and abuse. AFP
Sep 8, 2017

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to "block extremism" and tackle what it sees as internal threats.

Sep 8, 2017

China’s cabinet on Thursday passed new rules to regulate religion to bolster national security, fight extremism and restrict faith practiced outside organizations approved by the state.

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