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Police Chief Detained in Xinjiang After Expressing Concerns Over Mass Detention of Fellow Uyghurs
October 21, 2019

Himit Kari had openly criticized the policies he enforced at a friend’s gathering early this year.

Gamers are scrutinizing League of Legends for signs of China’s censorship
October 21, 2019
A photograph of the League of Legends World Championship 2017 Finals – between SKT T1 and Samsung Galaxy – held in the Beijing National Stadium, China. 9 November 2017, 02:22:26. Photo: Richard Ye

Video games within China have long been subject to censorship. Now gamers are wondering if terms deemed politically sensitive in China are also being filtered out for players in other regions—thanks to the reach of Chinese tech giant Tencent, the world’s largest video game publisher.

League of Legends admits 'censoring error'
October 21, 2019

League of Legends is facing a backlash after players discovered its online chat system censored the term "Uighur".

Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision warns it may lose customers over US trade ban as quarterly profits surge
October 21, 2019

Net income for September quarter rose 17 per cent to 3.81 billion yuan against total revenue of 15.92 billion yuan

Qatar and the Plight of Muslims in Xinjiang
October 21, 2019
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

Among Arabian Gulf monarchies, Qatar is alone in refusing to defend China’s human rights record in Xinjiang. By taking a stand that it views as a matter of principle, Qatar is further demonstrating the extent to which certain values and ideas shape its foreign policy and the emirate’s keenness to avoid aligning with Saudi Arabia on international major issues.

Uyghur-American to Congress: Testifying Against China ‘May Cost the Lives of My Parents’
October 21, 2019

Uyghur-Americans face regular threats from the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. soil and the fear of having their families imprisoned in a concentration camp, Nury Turkel, a Uyghur-American attorney, told Congress on Thursday.

The Uyghur Crisis in China
October 21, 2019

A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in northwestern China (Xinjiang/East Turkestan). Panelists will focus on the history of the Uyghur community, ethnicity and religion in China, international relations, and human rights advocacy.

China’s attacks on Uighur women are crimes against humanity
October 21, 2019
Mihrigul Tursun testifies at the US congress. Screen grab from  Congressional-Executive Commission on China video

Sitting in a hearing room in Congress, in a gray plaid hijab, her dark blond hair poking out, Mihrigul Tursun begins to cry. She is there to share the plight of her fellow Uighurs in Xinjiang.

The Guardian view on Xinjiang, China: forced labour and fashion shows
October 21, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Repression in the north-western region takes many forms. They all deserve scrutiny

Abduweli Ayup on Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology
October 18, 2019
Abduweli Ayup. Photo: Twitter @AbduwelA

Abduweli Ayup was arrested in Kashgar in August 2013 by the economic investigation team of Tianshan District, Ürümqi City and accused of false funding and illegally raising funds for his proposed schools, which promoted Uyghur language.

US Religious Freedom Envoy Urges Muslim World to Speak up For Incarcerated Uyghurs
October 18, 2019
Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks with RFA during an interview in Washington, Oct. 17, 2019. Photo: RFA

Sam Brownback says Muslims made aware of the Uyghurs’ plight should press their governments to confront China.

The 2022 Winter Olympics and Beijing’s Uyghur Policy: Sports in the Shadows of Concentration Camps
Oct 21, 2019

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October 21, 2019 5:20 pm EST

Contact: Dr. Kevin Carrico (Skype) kevinjcarrico (Email)

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

UHRP BRIEFING: UHRP Presentation, Senate Human Rights Caucus, July 24, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Presentation by UHRP Director Omer Kanat at the July 24, 2019 U.S. Senate Human Rights Caucus Briefing "Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China"