July 2018

China Fails in its Gambit to Use the UN NGO Committee to Silence the Society for Threatened Peoples and Uyghur Activist Dolkun Isa

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:09

During the most recent session of the UN’s Committee on NGOs, China attempted unsuccessfully to have the Committee withdraw the NGO consultative status of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) in connection with its support of Dolkun Isa, a human rights activist, German citizen, and president of the World Uyghur Congress.

BRIEFING: “Another Form of Control”: Complications in obtaining documents from China impacts immigration processes and livelihoods for Uyghurs in the United States

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:30

Fear of contacting relatives in China and imposition of arbitrary conditions to obtain documents prevents Uyghurs

How China Utilized Misinformation to Legitimize Repression in Xinjiang

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:26
(Chinese armed police patrol the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi. Source: AFP)

By: Drew Jones 
July 6, 2018

UBC student uses satellite images to track suspected Chinese re-education centres where Uyghurs imprisoned

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:23
Law student Shawn Zhang, 28.

Many nights in the past few months, Shawn Zhang has come home from work at a student legal-aid program and pulled up satellite imagery of a place 10,000 kilometres away.

Spy For Us — Or Never Speak To Your Family Again

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:19

O.’s son was sent to have been opening by the dozen all over Xinjiang, but although those inside are taught Chinese language and Communist Party propaganda, they are more like secret internment camps than places of learning.

Uighur Doctoral Student Disappears; Family Concerned She Is In Re-Education Camp

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:28
Gulgine Tashmemet in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Gulzire

Guligeina Tashimaimaiti, a Uighur Ph.D. student, writer and scholar returned from a trip to Malaysia on December 26, 2017 and her family has not seen nor heard from her since. CCS has written the Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region requesting her release and her safety.


Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:25

Amnesty International submits this document in advance of consideration by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of China’s periodic reports on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in August 2018.

Interview: Witness Recalls 'The Smell of Innocent Blood' From July 5, 2009’

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:57
An ethnic Uyghur woman on crutches protests in front of a line of paramilitary police in Urumchi, in China's Xinjiang region, July 7, 2009.

Tursun Izchi, who was injured in the Chinese military crackdown on Uyghurs amid ethnic unrest in Urumchi, recalls events on the ninth anniversary.

Calls to stop 11 Uighurs’ return to China amid fears of torture

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:55
Mugshots of Uighur dissidents from China who escaped from Thailand, as released by Thai police last year. A court will decide on their fate today. (Bernama pic)

Klang MP says the Uighurs are at risk of persecution, life imprisonment, and torture if returned to China.

‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:52
Police patrol on a scooter as an ethnic Uyghur boy stands in his doorway on June 27, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. Kashgar has long been considered the cultural heart of Xinjiang for the province's nearly 10 million Muslim Uyghurs.

Many of those detained are Muslim Uyghurs and Kazakhs accused of ‘incorrect thinking’ in the midst of a campaign that has treated what authorities consider ‘radical tendencies’ as a public-health crisis that must be expunged