September 2013

Chinese Authorities Detain Uyghur Web Editor at Beijing Airport

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:18
Perhat Halmurat

The graduate student was prepared to travel to Turkey on a scholarship.

Family of 'Disappeared' Uyghur Youth Made Homeless by Officials

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:52
Alimjan Helaji (C) and his parents shown in undated photos.

The parents had refused to stop searching for their son, believed taken by police four years ago.

2 former Guantanamo detainees, both Uighurs, have left El Salvador

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:49
Razorwire-topped fences at the “Camp Six” U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dec. 10, 2008.

Two former prisoners from Guantanamo who were transferred to El Salvador 17 months ago have quietly slipped out of this Central American nation.

Uyghur Traditional Medicine Doctors Tested in Chinese

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 21:04
Herbs are put on display at medicine shop in Urumqi, March 25, 2013.

Doctors in Xinjiang say language requirements on a licensing exam threaten the future of the tradition.

Same Mistakes, No Real Solutions From Beijing’s Misguided 2013 Xinjiang Work Forum

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:10

Chinese state media announced today that the fourth meeting of the “Xinjiang Work Forum” took place on September 23-24, 2013 in Beijing.

Amid Xinjiang's Troubles, China Banks on Central Asian Neighbors

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 09:28
Chinese President Xi Jinping plants a tree in Kazakhstan's capital Astana during his Central Asian trip, Sept. 7, 2013.

Xi bags tens of billions of dollars in investments and energy deals during regional trip.

Uighurs at Xinjiang mosque have to face China flag when praying

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 21:14

Activists say local officials' move aims to 'dilute the religious environment' in the restive region

Kashgar Building Accident May Have Killed Dozens

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 21:08
A photo posted to a Uyghur blog purportedly shows collapsed scaffolding at the Number One Hospital in Kashgar on Sept. 2, 2013.

New information contradicts police reports that only 10 were injured in the mishap in China’s Xinjiang region.

UHRP REPORT: Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi's Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:00

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria, a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the events of late August and early September 2009 in which a series of alleged pinprick attacks shook the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi.

Security Forces Said to Have Killed 12 in Raid in Western China

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:56

Security forces in China’s far western Xinjiang region last month shot and killed at least 12 men and wounded 20 others during a raid on what the authorities described as a “terrorist facility,” Radio Free Asia reported Wednesday.