July 2017

Video: On the arrest campaign targeting members of Egypt’s Uyghur community

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:41

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of members of Egypt’s Uyghur community, many of whom are students at Al-Azhar University, over the last few weeks as part of a plan to deport them to China, where the students believe that they will be arrested by Chinese state authorities on accusations of belonging to terrorist groups.

Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:38
Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt China’s internet filters has vanished from Apple’s app store on the mainland. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users evade its Great Firewall of internet censorship: Apple.

Exiled Uighur group condemns Italy's detention of its general secretary

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:18
Dolkun Isa (left) at a demonstration in Paris on 5 November 2010

A prominent Uighur exile was detained briefly by police in Italy, his organization said on Friday, calling on the European Union to investigate whether China had pressured Italian authorities to take action.

12 Regions of China: Xinjiang

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:12

China’s ‘new frontier’ is home to the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

UNPO Condemns Uyghur Human Rights Activist's Detention and Ban From Entering the Italian Senate

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:10

On 26 July 2017, Mr Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress and UNPO Member, was arrested by 15-20 General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) officers outside the entrance of the Italian Senate

China Bans Uyghur Language in Xinjiang Schools

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:09
A Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

The new directive prohibits use of the language in schools up to and including the secondary level.

Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:22
A protest was held outside the Egyptian embassy in Washington this month after a crackdown on the Uighur community in Egypt [Al Jazeera]

Human rights groups are calling for answers on the whereabouts of dozens of Uighurs arrested by Egyptian authorities.

Liu Xiaobo Wasn’t China’s Only Prisoner of Conscience

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:16

The best way to honor his memory is to press China to end torture and free other dissidents.

Police in Italy Detain Uyghur Exile Group Leader at China’s Behest

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:50
Dolkun Isa

Dolkun Isa was stopped at the Italian Senate, where he was to speak on Uyghur issues.

Uyghur Human Rights Activist Prevented from Speaking at Italian Senate

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:45

On 26 June 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the UNPO Dolkun Isa, who was scheduled to speak at the Italian Senate, was stopped by the authorities and brought to the police station for an identity check.