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A Xinjiang Resident Warns Fellow Chinese Not to Move to the Region
July 12, 2019

A Chinese citizen who resides in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region posted a video on Twitter about daily life in the region and the discrimination he faces inside mainland China. He also warned fresh college graduates about moving to Xinjiang. He went by the social media user name “Evening cloud” and his true identity has not been revealed.

Protesters In Almaty Demand Release Of Xinjiang Kazakh Activist
July 12, 2019
Serkizhan Bilash attends a court hearing in Nur-Sultan on June 7.

Dozens of people have rallied in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, demanding immediate release from house arrest of the leader of a group that raised concerns over the internment of ethnic Kazakhs in China's northwestern Xinjiang region.

Independent Reporting on Xinjiang Abuses Requires Unfettered Access, Not Stage-Managed Visits
July 12, 2019

The High Commissioner for Human Rights has requested unfettered access to conduct an independent assessment of the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region.

'I don't know if he's alive or not': Windsor Uighur woman fears brother is in a Chinese detention camp
July 12, 2019
Bilkis Muhammad lost contact with her brother since 2017. (Tahmina Aziz/CBC)

Bilkis Muhammad hasn't heard from her brother in China for almost two years

Muslim-majority countries' silence over abuse of China's Uighurs sparks criticism
July 12, 2019
Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate in Canada on May 4, 2019. Photo: RFA

Activists slam countries for failing to join UN call to end the mass detention of Uighur Muslims

China’s thought police set up Uighur-style camp in Tibet
July 12, 2019

China has expanded its use of detention camps for minorities to Tibet, where young people are being forced to pledge loyalty to Beijing.

Undercover: Inside the Chinese Digital Gulag, ITV — chilling insight
July 12, 2019

A film-maker travels to so-called ‘re-education centres’ where reports of torture abound

Slovak leader tells Chinese minister of human rights worries
July 12, 2019
On July 10, 2019 local time, President Zuzana Caputova of Slovakia met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bratislava. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC

Slovakia's president has told China's foreign minister she is worried about human rights in his country.

China’s Policy of Mass Detentions in Xinjiang ‘Has Nothing to do With Terrorism’: US Anti-Terror Czar
July 11, 2019
Ambassador Nathan Sales, the U.S. State Department’s Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, speaks with RFA's Uyghur Service in Washington, July 5, 2019. RFA

Ambassador Nathan Sales calls the claims a pretext to ‘wage war on religion’ in the region.

Uyghurs Ordered to Destroy Muslim Architecture Deemed ‘Extremist’ by Authorities
July 11, 2019
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

Mihrabs are traditionally built into homes to signify the direction one faces when praying.

The Persecution of the Uyghurs - Nurgul Sawut, Campaign for Uyghurs
July 11, 2019

Speech of Nurgul Sawut at the meeting of The Long Arm of the Dragon: China's Persecution of Believers at Home and Abroad. June 20, 2019 Seoul, South Korea

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.