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Shopkeepers line up with wooden clubs to perform their daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Mar 31, 2017

Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs.

Mar 31, 2017

Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it’s turning Xinjiang into a security state.

A map showing the location of Atush city in Xinjiang.
Mar 31, 2017

Abdurishit Haji was suspected by authorities of supporting Uyghur separatist groups outside China, sources say.

Mar 31, 2017

Lawmakers in Xinjiang this week passed the first region-wide legislation aiming to combat “religious extremism” in the violence-prone area, with a wide-ranging list of 15 types of behavior that as of April 1 will be banned. Reuters’ Christian Shepherd and Ben Blanchard report:

Mar 30, 2017

China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting "abnormal" beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.

Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients seem to have lost the will to live. “They are like Snow White,” a doctor said. “They just fall away from the world.” Photograph by Magnus Wennman for The New Yorker
Mar 30, 2017

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.

A police force that reports to the Central Military Commission during an antiterrorism rally in Kashgar, in the region of Xinjiang, in February. China has rapidly expanded its military force in the area. Credit China Stringer Network, via Reuters
Mar 28, 2017

The action-packed, prime-time segment on Chinese state-run television featured an elite police force storming a gated desert compound and sprinting toward a white, three-story house.

Mar 27, 2017

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China”

Mar 27, 2017

The deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet was once again raised before the conclusion of the 34th session of the United Nation Human Rights Council by several nations, in addition to the European Union in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Dolkun Isa, Member of UNPO’s Presidency and General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress delivered a speech on behalf of UNPO.
Mar 27, 2017

On 22 March 2017, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) held a hearing to discuss the human rights situation in the Uyghur region of East Turkestan - known in China as Xinjiang. 

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