February 2017

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:27

It is time we all stand up together and put a stop to the politics of demonization which is creating a divided and dangerous world.

‘Striking hard’ with ‘thunderous power’: Beijing's show of force in Xinjiang

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:18

Last weekend Chinese authorities conducted mass parades of thousands of security personnel and military equipment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:48
Chinese authorities have ordered hundreds of thousands of motorists to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles affected by edict covering part of Xinjiang following outbreaks of violence – and no petrol for owners who don’t comply

Prefecture in China’s Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:45
In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, vehicles run on the snow-covered road in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A prefecture in China’s Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in Urumqi and Communis

 A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to 'relentlessly beat' separatists

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:42

Hundreds of black clad, rifle-toting soldiers took to the streets of Urumqi as officials announce terrorist activity will be ‘smashed to pieces’

Chinese Security Forces Rally in Xinjiang in a Show of Power

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:19

Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang, an area troubled by occasional acts of ethnic violence and domestic terrorism, ordered paramilitary units and police officers to attend large rallies in the past week as a show of force.

Vehicles to Get Compulsory GPS Tracking in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:05
Officals from Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture government in southeastern Xinjiang discuss stability maintenance policies program, Feb. 19.

The move is part of an "anti-terrorism, stability maintenance" operation that aims to track all vehicles in the region eventually.

China’s Armed Police and Soldiers Aim to Strike Fear among Muslims in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:02
China's People's Armed Police strike fear in Xinjiang. (Photo : Xinhua)

China has the largest budget for suppressing internal dissent in the world -- far exceeding the money it spends on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) that defends it from external threats -- and a massive military rally yesterday in Muslim dominated Xinjiang province shows where that money is being spent.

China holds 'anti-terrorism' mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:24
The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Kashgar in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism. 2017-02-17

The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.

China: Joint Letter to the Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:17
Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

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