June 2018

One in 10 Uyghur Residents of Xinjiang Township Jailed or Detained in ‘Re-Education Camp’

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 21:45
Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla city, Xinjiang, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

A judicial department official confirms that authorities have a ‘target’ to meet.

Translation: Propaganda in Urumqi Amid Terror Crackdown

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 21:41

An ongoing terror crackdown in Xinjiang, launched in May 2014 in response to escalating violence and subsequently extended, has mostly targeted the region’s Uyghur ethnic minority.

Trump official seeks sanctions for Chinese leaders on human rights concerns

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:43
A masked protester joins a march of ethnic Uighurs in Brussels in April asking the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, is pressing the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Chinese leaders associated with the country’s crackdown on faith groups, according to two congressional aides briefed by the administration.

Uyghur Friendship Group at EP Discusses China’s “Re-education” Camps

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:40

A meeting of the Uyghur Friendship Group, hosted by MEP Csaba Sógor (EPP), discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in China. Special guest and scholar Dr Rachel Harris underlined the increasing securisation of the Chinese government and the growing concern for Uyghurs detained and kept in so-called re-education camps.

China Locks Up, Tortures Muslims in 'Re-education Camps'

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00
The hands of a Muslim, who was released by Chinese authorities, are shown on June 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of China Aid Association

Former inmates and relatives describe beatings, torture and humiliation of detainees, as well as deaths from ill-health and violence.

More Than Two Dozen Uyghurs From One Xinjiang County Perished in Re-Education Camps

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:59
An elderly Uyghur man prepares to get his beard massaged at a barber shop in the city of Aksu, July 17, 2014. AP Photo

Most were elderly detainees who expired as a result of complications from high blood pressure, officials say.

Chinese firms cash in on Xinjiang's growing police state

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:47
Chinese firms cash in on Xinjiang's growing police state Already one of the most policed places on earth, Xinjiang saw security spending balloon last year

China's construction of a vast, all-seeing police state in its fractious far west has triggered a government spending spree worth billions to firms providing a hi-tech network of cameras and "re-education centres".

Xinjiang Rapidly Building Crematoria to Extinguish Uyghur Funeral Traditions

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:48
A file photo shows a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of Xinjiang's capital Urumqi.

Reports say authorities are also recruiting dozens of armed guards to secure the facilities.

Adrian Zenz speaks about mass disappearances in Xinjiang

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:38

In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported.