December 2013

Uighur men held for 12 years leave Guantánamo Bay for Slovakia

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:48
In a photo from June 2009, Chinese Uighur Guantánamo detainees show a note to members of the media. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP

Twelve years of detention without trial have ended for three Uighur men who have left Guantánamo Bay for Slovakia, the US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday, ending a clear mistake of the 9/11 era.

Eight Uyghurs Die in Fresh Violence in China's Xinjiang

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:44
Armed Chinese paramilitary forces on trucks during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

Beijing says those who died staged a 'terror attack' on a police station near Kashgar, fueled by religious extremism.

Chinese police kill eight 'terrorists' in restive Uighur region

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 09:35
Chinese Paramilitary policemen take part in an anti-terrorism exercise involving local police, paramilitary and militia forces, in Hami in northwest China's Xinjiang Region

Authorities say police fired fatal shots after being attacked with knives and explosives, in latest incident in troubled far western region of Xinjiang

Four Uyghur Women Forced to Abort Their Babies in Xinjiang

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 09:20
A Uyghur woman with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, July 1, 2012.

One of them was nine months into her pregnancy.

Uyghur Activist ‘Very Weak’ in Prison, Denied Family Visits

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 22:17
Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Relatives say they don’t know where he is being held.

Land-Grab Farmers in Xinjiang Held For Speaking to 'Hostile' Media

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 22:09
Government slogans along a highway in the Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County in Xinjiang's Ili prefecture encouraging people to be profit-oriented.

Farmers are interrogated on suspicion of "revealing state secrets."

RED ZONE: Xinjiang

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:49
An anti-terrorism force in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

China’s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region has made its way into the international spotlight after a recent spate of high profile confrontations between the Chinese state and its Uighur inhabitants.

Tibetans, Uyghurs call for end to China’s Confucius Institutes

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:41
Tibetans and supporters in Canada commemorated Human Rights Day by holding protests and vigils to call on the Chinese government to end its repression in Tibet. Photo: TPI

The Canadian Association of University Teachers last week passed a resolution calling on all universities across Canada to end their ties with Confucius Institutes.

Chinese Media Coverage of Latest Xinjiang Violence Tightly Controlled

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:25

Reports in Chinese media on “sensitive” incidents, including the latest violent confrontation between police and citizens in Xinjiang, have been tightly controlled by authorities, and it’s going to get worse.

Chinese Highhandedness on Uyghurs

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:21
Scarves are sold at a silk factory in Hotan, in China's far west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in a file photo.

Beijing claims being a ‘victim’ of terrorism perpetuated by what it refers to as “East Turkistan terrorist forces,” comprising the Muslim Uyghurs of Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XAR).