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UAE: Two Chinese Uyghur Face Death Sentence if Deported to China
February 5, 2016
Trucks carrying suspects during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in China on May 27, 2014.

On 2 February 2016, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues (SR Minority), Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, asking her to call upon the Emirati authorities not to deport two Chinese citizens from the Uyghur Muslim Community, who could face the death penalty back in their country.

As China’s economy unravels, Beijing’s attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate
February 5, 2016

No longer able to convince the world it’s got China’s economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead.

Wife of Burlington man jailed in China urges Canada to fight for his release
February 4, 2016
  Kamila Telendibaeva, a Burlington mother of four, is urging the Canadian government to take action in winning her husband's release from a Chinese prison. Huseyin Celil has been behind bars for 10 years, serving a life sentence which was recently reduced to 20 years. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

Mother of four welcomes news China has reduced her husband’s life sentence to 20 years, but says it doesn’t go far enough.

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uyghurs
February 4, 2016

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security:

Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China’s ‘Core’ Leader
February 4, 2016
President Xi Jinping of China at a medal ceremony in September for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has already grasped more power more quickly than his two recent predecessors, and he has shown a taste for audacious decisions and a loathing for dissent.

China reduces sentences for 11 Uighurs, including Canadian
February 3, 2016

A court in western China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher whose life term had been sharply criticized by Ottawa.

Declaring de-radicalisation success, China reduces 11 sentences
February 3, 2016
Hüseyin Celil

Authorities in China's unruly far-western region of Xinjiang have reduced the sentences of 11 people jailed for threatening state security after declaring success of a de-radicalisation program, state news agency Xinhua reported.

China intensifies controversial crackdown on Uighurs
February 2, 2016
Chinese riot police keep watch on Uyghur residents near a mosque in Urumqi following ethnic violence between Uyghurs and Han Chinese, July 10, 2009. Credit: AFP

Uighur Muslims, a Chinese religious minority, are voicing their concerns about what they describe as pervasive religious and cultural repression implemented by Beijing under the premise of campaigns which the Chinese government has engaged within the primarily Muslim province of Xinjiang, in the name of "fighting religious extremism, separatism and terrorism."

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)
Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.