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Growth of AI could boost cybercrime and security threats, report warns
February 21, 2018
A ‘Mikado’ German forces drone in Munster. It is feared ‘drone swarms’ fitted with small explosives and self-driving technology will be used to carry out untraceable assassinations in the future. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Alex Hern
Wed 21 Feb 2018 01.01 EST

Xinjiang University President Purged Under 'Two-Faced' Officials Campaign
February 20, 2018
Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (R) with unidentified man, May 16, 2014.  Xinhua News Agency

Prominent geographic scientist Tashpolat Teyip is said to be "cooperating with the ongoing investigation” but details of his case are scant.

Malaysia Talking with Thailand About Detained Uyghurs: Deputy PM
February 20, 2018
Uyghur Americans protesting in front of the Thai Embassy in Washington after Thailand deporting 109 Uyghurs to China in September 2015. RFA

Kuala Lumpur vows the action it takes “will not hurt the feelings of any country.”

Xinjiang authorities order villages to arbitrarily arrest at least 200 people
February 20, 2018

Responding to orders from the central government, a county in China’s northwestern Xinjiang stipulated that 200 people in every village within its jurisdiction must be arrested as part of a “gang crackdown,” leading to the seizure of many innocent people from ethnic minority groups.

Malaysia says in talks with Thailand over detained Uighur Muslims
February 20, 2018
Ethnically Turkic people are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand, March 26, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

Malaysia’s deputy prime minister on Tuesday said Kuala Lumpur was in talks with Thailand over the fate of 11 Uighur Muslims held in the country after escaping from a Thai detention centre last year.

Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown
February 20, 2018
Paramilitary police take part in a counterterrorism rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

Some provincial and municipal authorities include normally ‘non-triad’ offences in their plans to roll out the campaign

Xinjiang Wusu City Public Security Bureau Notice on Reporting and Revealing Underworld Forces
February 20, 2018

So as to fully implement the spirit of the CPC Central Committee and State Council's "Notice on Carrying Out the Special Crackdown on Clearing Away Organized Crime and Eliminating Vice", beginning today, the the national three-year crackdown on clearing away organized crime and eliminating vice is unveiled.

‘Gulmira Imin Must Not be Forgotten’
February 16, 2018
Gulmira Imin is shown in an undated photo.

The Uyghur rights advocate and former web administrator is nearing the start of the eighth year of a life term in prison.

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas
Nov 28, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office
Oct 30, 2017

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs.

BRIEFING: The Chinese Government’s Misleading White Paper on the Human Rights Situation in East Turkestan
Jul 6, 2017
SCIO presents the white paper

For immediate release

July 6, 2017 2:35 pm EST

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