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Destroying Mosques: China’s Umpteenth Attempt to Wipe Out Uyghur Identity
November 20, 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

During the early 1980s, in the villages surrounding Hotan, a city in the Uyghur region in western China, residents worked diligently to raise funds and construct new mosques. In a brief period of loosening restrictions following the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, faithful Uyghurs eagerly took up the opportunity to build and restore places of worship.

A triumph of truth about China’s detention camps
November 20, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Secret documents from the Communist Party reveal strong party dissent over the repression of an innocent minority. Officials with a conscience are exposing the party’s fears and tactics.

Between the Lines of the Xinjiang Papers
November 20, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party is devouring its own and cutting itself off from reality.

'The Situation Was a Powder Keg. So They Prepared.'
November 20, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

It's one of the most disturbing and elaborate cover-ups every attempted: millions of innocent people "vanishing" in the Chinese night.

ESSAY: HONG KONG PROTESTS AND THE CHINESE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
November 20, 2019
20190714 Hong Kong Shatin anti-extradition bill protest. https://www.flickr.com/ Studio Incendo

It all started with a bill. To the untrained eye, it was innocuous: a proposal that would allow China to bring indicted Hong Kong residents to the mainland for trial. But it drove millions into the streets and has resulted in the deaths of two people. Two others have been shot.

‘It’s going to get worse’: Uyghur woman speaks out about China’s ‘terrifying’ detention regime
November 20, 2019

Nuria Khasim, a Melbourne-born Uyghur woman, said she fears her people may be wiped out.

A school in Turkey for Uighur children separated from their parents
November 20, 2019

Reporter Durrie Bouscaren tells the story of a boarding school in Turkey for the children of ethnic Uighurs, who are imprisoned or remain trapped in western China.

Xinjiang ‘Pair Up’ Campaign Highlights Power Imbalance Between Chinese ‘Relatives,’ Uyghur Hosts
November 19, 2019
Chinese 'relatives' visit Zumret Dawut’s house in 2018. Photo:  Zumret Dawut

Family members submit to invasive questions but know little about the officials who stay at their homes.

How The U.S. Is Responding To China's Mass Detention Of Uighurs, Hong Kong Protests
November 19, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, about the U.S. response to China's mass detention of Uighurs and the violent turn in protests in Hong Kong.

“The Xinjiang Papers”: Either Turning or Returning Point
November 19, 2019
Dolkun Isa and Marco Respinti

Two Uyghur leaders comment on the scoop by The New York Times. Will this change the world’s attitude toward China’s crimes, or everything will remain as it is?

Beijing’s Secrets of Xinjiang
November 19, 2019

Leaked documents reveal repression—and embarrassment.

UHRP REPORT: Demolishing Faith: The Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques and Shrines
Oct 28, 2019

A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

UHRP BRIEFING: The 2022 Winter Olympics and Beijing’s Uyghur Policy: Sports in the Shadows of Concentration Camps
Oct 21, 2019

 In 2015, Beijing was awarded the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. While the government of the People’s Republic of China has overseen preparations for the 2022 Games under the motto of “joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow,” the same state has also overseen the development of a network of concentration camps in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang).

UHRP BRIEFING: Testimony of Nury Turkel at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing
Oct 17, 2019

Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing: Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang