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Rights Czar Visit to China Contingent on ‘Full Access’ to Xinjiang Internment Camps: UN
June 14, 2019
Foto de campaña de Michelle Bachelet para la elección presidencial de 2013 en Chile.  28 August 2013, 19:11:35. Author	Comando Michelle Bachelet

If accepted, Michele Bachelet would become the highest level UN official to visit the region.

Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp
June 14, 2019
Nurmuhammad Tohti, sitting at a scholarly gathering in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, China. (Abduweli Ayup).

A prominent Uighur writer, who had been held at an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang region, has died inside the camp, his family members told VOA.

A student leader 30 years after Tiananmen: Wu’er Kaixi reflects on the movement
June 14, 2019
 Örkesh Dölet (Wu’er Kaixi) with  Nury Turkel (left).  Photo: SupChina

This week, Kaiser is joined by Nury Turkel of the Uyghur Human Rights Project in an in-depth conversation with Wu’er Kaixi (Örkesh Dölet), best known as one of the student leaders in the Tiananmen protests that rocked Beijing 30 years ago.

Bringing the “Uyghur Crisis” to the Heart of the United States
June 14, 2019
The Uyghurs fixing the US flag to the wall for the opening ceremony in the US Capitol Visitor Center. Photo: BitterWinter

Unity, cooperation, and network were the three keywords of an extraordinary event held in Washington, D.C., by the élite of the persecuted Xinjiang diaspora.

Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
June 14, 2019
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.

UN counter-terror tsar visits Xinjiang where Uighurs held in huge numbers
June 14, 2019
Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov. Photo: UN

Activists say official visit risks affirming China’s narrative that camps thought to hold a million people are not an abuse of human rights

Academic Freedom: universities must take a stance or risk becoming complicit with Chinese government interference
June 14, 2019
All Russell Group universities have extensive links with China across different disciplines and areas of activity. University of Liverpool

This is an important year in Chinese history. It marks the anniversaries of two political movements involving students and scholars: the May Fourth Movement and the Tiananmen Square protests – known in China as the June Fourth Incident.

June 14, 2019

Currently at least one million Uighur Muslims have been detained in concentration camps in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang (referred to as East Turkestan by the native population).

‘It would become like Xinjiang’: Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark
June 14, 2019
Photo: Todd Darling/HKFP.

Hong Kong’s tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations.

Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
June 14, 2019
Chinese Public Security Police officers in Beijing, China. 30 April 2007. Source

Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.

Parents of Drowned Uyghur Child Likely Held in ‘Political’ Re-education Camp
June 13, 2019

The five-year-old girl’s body was recovered from a river nearly a week after she died, sources say.

Resisting Chinese Linguistic Imperialism: Abduweli Ayup and the Movement for Uyghur Mother Tongue-Based Education
May 16, 2019

A new special report published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the politically motivated linguicide of the Uyghur language

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland
Mar 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland.  It is time to end business as usual.

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues
Jan 28, 2019

Persecution of teachers, scholars and artists constitutes an attempt to erase Uyghur culture.  338 Uyghur intellectuals interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, including 21 staff mebers of Xinjiang University.  International scholarly exchange with China cannot be justified until they are released.