September 2017

Re-Education Camps in Two Xinjiang Counties Hold Thousands of Uyghurs: Officials

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:54
A map shows Ghulja county in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture and Korla city in Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.

Detainees are rarely freed, despite months of ‘training’ to undo ‘political incorrectness.’


Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:52

Buzainafu Abudourexiti, who returned to China in 2015 after studying for two years in Egypt, was suddenly detained in March 2017 and sentenced in a secret trial to seven years in prison.

China: National Day is no cause for celebration without fundamental human rights

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:45

On the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on October 1, 2017, the UHRP calls on China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Uyghur people and all people in the PRC.

UHRP Expresses Concern About Reports of Quran Confiscations in East Turkestan

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:10

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned about recent media reports on the confiscation of Qurans and prayer rugs from Uyghur, Kazak and Kyrgyz residents of East Turkestan.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Six Uyghur Students on Return From Turkey

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:40
Jawlan and Suriya in an undated photo.

The students were punished despite a probe which cleared them of any wrongdoing.

China’s Abuse of Uighurs

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:06

You suggest that the United States cooperate with China on terrorism. China has an expansive and unclear definition of terrorist actions — for example, sentencing Prof. Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for discussing Uighur issues online, accusing him of encouraging students to join terrorist groups.

Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran and prayer mats or face 'harsh punishment'

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:04
Morning prayers: Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid which marks the end of Ramadan

Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang.


Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:55
Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, on March 2014. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Thailand is failing to fulfil its obligation to protect refugees

The walls are closing in: China finds new ways to tighten Internet controls

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:47
A woman reads a smartphone while resting on the back of a motorized tricycle this month in Beijing. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Thirty years ago, China sent its first-ever email. “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world,” the Mail Administration of China wrote to researchers at Germany’s University of Karlsruhe at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time on Sept. 14, 1987.

Chinese Police Order Xinjiang's Muslims to Hand in All Copies of The Quran

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:30
A mosque in Xinjiang's Turpan city is shown in a file photo.

Authorities are also requiring households to hand over any prayer mats or other items bearing the symbols of Islam.