April 2013

UHRP REPORT: Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:00

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

River Crab Archive: Book-Terror in Uyghur Home

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.”

Echoes of the last massacre in East Turkestan

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

While Turkish media showed great interest in the massacre in which 21 people were killed in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not even made a statement yet.

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer traveled to China April 22-25 to promote human rights and religious freedom.

Illegal Religious Activities

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

Too many examples in this poster to “fight against” “qanunsiz diniy pa’aliyetler” (illegal religious activities) to translate one by one here.

Tensions at University in Beijing After Uyghur Student Assaulted

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 22:09

The incident is linked to recent violence in Xinjiang.

China’s Black Hole

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 21:46

Let's face it: We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet.

Doubts over China government claims on Xinjiang attack

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 21:28

It is not clear how the incident in Selibuya turned so violent

Taiwan ‘must follow its own security policies’

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 21:19

World Uyghur Congress (WUC) spokesman Dilshat Rexit yesterday protested National Security Bureau Director Tsai Der-sheng’s (蔡得勝) remarks hinting that Uighur activists are terrorists, urging that Taiwan, as a sovereign country, should have its own national security policies, instead of following those of Beijing.

China 'arrests more suspects' over Xinjiang clashes

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 21:13

More suspects have been arrested over violent clashes in China's Xinjiang region that killed 21 people, state media report.