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Calls grow for U.N. action on China's Muslim 're-education camps'
September 19, 2018

France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now
September 19, 2018
A Chinese flag flies over a local mosque closed by authorities as an ethnic Uighur woman sells bread at her bakery in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China, on June 28, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

It’s expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.

At UN, concerns mount about repression of Muslim minorities
September 19, 2018

Despite Chinese denials, the internment of Uyghur and Kazakh minorities in Xinjiang has been put firmly in the Human Rights Council spotlight, with statements from governments and NGOs, including ISHR, calling urgently for the closure of internment centres and the release of those detained. 

Protest outside UN headquarters over Uighur issue
September 19, 2018

Uighurs and members of other ethnic minority groups in China have staged a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York to call on the UN to resolve what they call violations of their human rights by the Chinese government.

Five Uyghur Professors from Xinjiang University Held in Political ‘Re-education Camps’
September 18, 2018
Abdukerim Rahman (L) and Arslan Abdulla (R) in undated photos.

The five are the first to be identified from among dozens of the school’s teachers believed detained.

China’s Orwellian tools of high-tech repression
September 18, 2018
Indian Muslims in Mumbai protest Chinese treatment of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang province. (Rajanish Kakade/AP)

THE TOTALITARIANISM of the 21st century is being pioneered in a vast but remote region of western China inaccessible to most outsiders and subject to a media blackout by China’s Communist authorities.

Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown
September 18, 2018
               Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, poses with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a meeting in Beijing Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Greg Baker/Pool Photo via AP)

Iran’s close ties to China leave Tehran vulnerable to criticism as Beijing cracks down on Muslim minority groups.

States should act in concert to denounce China’s campaign of oppression in Xinjiang
September 18, 2018

At the opening of this session, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet highlighted “deeply disturbing allegations of large-scale arbitrary detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim communities, in so-called re-education camps across Xinjiang.”

BRIEFING: The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do
Sep 17, 2018

The human rights crisis in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) requires an urgent international response. The mass internment of Uyghurs in camps across the region is occurring as the Chinese government promotes itself globally as a model of governance and trade through the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Mass Internment of Uyghurs: “We want to be respected as humans. Is it too much to ask?”
Aug 23, 2018

The mass internment of Uyghurs in camps across the region is occurring as the Chinese government promotes itself globally as a model of governance and trade through the Belt and Road Initiative. A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project documents the camp system and the individuals impacted.

BRIEFING: “Another Form of Control”: Complications in obtaining documents from China impacts immigration processes and livelihoods for Uyghurs in the United States
Jul 10, 2018

Fear of contacting relatives in China and imposition of arbitrary conditions to obtain documents prevents Uyghurs from beginning new lives in the United States

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July 10, 2018 12:30 pm EST