November 2017

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Awarded 'Prize For Freedom' in The Hague

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:54
Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

The well-respected scholar and rights advocate is serving a life term in prison for calling for greater rights for the Uyghur people.

China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man Over Quranic Recitation Audio

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:58
Manat Hamit, ethnic Kazakh civil servant jailed in Xinjiang, is shown on his ID card. Photo provided by family

Manat Hamit of Burultokay county in Xinjiang's Altay region was jailed for more than 16 years over files found on his computer.

Open letter urges Trudeau to raise human rights issues during China visit

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:56
China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Wedensday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP)

In an open letter, a 15-member coalition has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put human rights at the “top of his agenda” during his visit to China.

Uyghur Asylum Seeker Detained in Dubai Feared Deported to China

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:45
An undated photo shows Huseyin Imintohti's application for asylum after it was accepted by the UNHCR in Dubai. Photo courtesy of Nigare Imintohti.

Huseyin Imintohti had applied for protection through the United Nations’ refugee agency.

Four Uighur refugees arrested after escaping from detention center

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:19

The Royal Thai Police has revealed that 4 of the 20 Uighur refugees, who escaped recently from the Immigration Detention Center, have already been arrested.

Kazakhstan Presses China On Problems Reported By Ethnic Kazakhs In Xinjiang

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:17
Ethnic Kazakhs herd their sheep amid a heavy snowfall in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry says it has held talks with Chinese officials regarding "frequent complaints by ethnic Kazakhs about problems they face in the People's Republic of China."

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:00

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Don’t deport Uighurs

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:02
Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand, on March 15, 2014 Tuwaedaniya Meringing—AFP/Getty Images

The Uighur community have long suffered oppression and discrimination, and Thailand’s request to apprehend and return Uighurs who might have entered Malaysia is a timely reminder that we need a just and compassionate refugee policy.

PLA drone brigade brushes up skills in Xinjiang ‘war game’

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:57
Members of the PLA drone brigade are former pilots with the air force. Photo: PLA Daily

Veteran PLA pilots 'fly' cutting edge drones on game-pad like consoles and launch missiles for decapitation strikes

Central Asian migrants caught in Turkey's anti-terror raids

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:50

The last time Anurkhol Bipolotov saw her husband, Fakhriddin, was across a street, outside a police station in Istanbul, on March 9.