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Activists Trace Origins of China’s Intensifying Repression of Uyghurs
March 19, 2019
Uyghur Nury Turkel, Chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, left, and Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghur on the right.

Taiwan Sentinel chief editor J. Michael Cole sat down on the sidelines of the event with Nury Turkel, Rushan Abbas and Timothy Grose to discuss the current plight of Uyghurs, who face severe repression at the hands of the People’s Republic of China.

Uyghur Detainees from Xinjiang ‘Placed in Nearly Every Prison’ in Shandong Province
March 19, 2019

Officials say the number of detainees transferred is ‘many,’ but can’t provide an estimate.

‘Practicing Islam is practically forbidden’: How Sweden granted refugee status to all Uighurs from Xinjiang, China
March 19, 2019
Satellite Imagery of a Xinjiang “Re-education Camp” in Turpan. Photo: Google Earth.

Last September, Abdakir, his wife and two children feared for their lives. The Uighur family had been denied asylum by the Swedish Migration Board, as well as in the Migration Court, after having appealed the original decision.

Millions of Muslims face Orwellian hell in China – Alistair Carmichael MP
March 19, 2019

The UK cannot just ignore allegations of forced organ harvesting and appalling human rights abuses of the Muslim Uyghur minority group in China, says Alistair Carmichael MP.

Australian family’s fear for famous Uighur father-in-law missing in China
March 19, 2019
Mr Mijit often worked in remote areas. SBS News

Comedian Adil Mijit has not contacted anyone since November last year – and his family fears for the worst.

The New Zealand shooter finds support in Islamophobic corners of China’s internet
March 19, 2019
Anti-China protest outside White House. July 10, 2009. Photo: Malcolm Brown

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian gunman who carried out the deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand on Friday (March 15), said in his screed that “the nation with the closest political and social values” to his own is China, and that he admired “non-diverse” nations.

Deafening silence in Asia on China's mass detention of Uighur Muslims
March 19, 2019
Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018. BenarNews

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is seeking re-election next month in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and, as the FT points out, “presenting himself as defender of the faith is central to his campaign strategy.”

What’s Really Happening to Uighurs in Xinjiang?
March 19, 2019
A propaganda banner and a security camera are placed on the walls of a mosque in the Old City in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, on September 6, 2018. (China Reuters / Thomas Peter)

China may have interned more than a million Uighurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy.

Is Chinese media using the New Zealand mosque shooting as a political opportunity?
March 19, 2019
PHOTO: At least 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. (ABC News: Brendan Esposito)

Beijing's censorship apparatus is so efficient that sensitive content is typically taken off social media within minutes, however netizens were still watching and uploading the livestream of the Christchurch shooting on Chinese social media almost 48 hours after the incident.

The Price of Friendship with China
March 19, 2019
CREDITS: The Russian Presidential Press – CC-BY-4.0 International

Muslim countries seem happy to throw Ummah solidarity to the wind in their efforts to cozy up to China.

Relatives Overseas Search for Missing Kazakhs in Xinjiang
March 19, 2019
Young imam Rahman Aldax’s photo with his wife, Palida Ashim

Kazakh Muslims and Christians are being arrested and detained in transformation through education camps, alongside Uyghur Muslims. Inquiries from abroad bring more persecution.

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.

BRIEFING: Cultural Destruction in East Turkestan
Jan 26, 2019

The Chinese government has been demolishing Uyghur neighborhoods across East Turkestan, for more than a decade. This has resulted in the loss of physical structures, including Uyghur homes, shops, and religious sites. Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated to heavily monitored apartment blocks.

BRIEFING: Concentration Camps in China for Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims
Jan 26, 2019

The massive scale and sudden establishment of the concentration camp system in East Turkestan is unprecedented. According to US government estimates, there are a minimum of 800,000 and possibly over 2 million people currently detained. This is up to 20 percent of the Uyghur population.