August 2018

China’s Muslim Crackdown Extends to Those Living Abroad

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:48
Namtulla Najmidin, a Chinese Uighur living in Norway, sits in his Oslo neighborhood. .

Chinese authorities, fearing radical influence, threaten to throw family members still in the country’s far west Xinjiang region into detention

China considers Uighur religious belief ''a mental disease''

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:36

China considers Uighur religious belief ''a mental disease''

Muslim Governments Silent as China Cracks Down on Uighurs

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:32
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August 30, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT Updated on August 31, 2018, 2:08 AM EDT

Are Muslim Uyghurs being brainwashed by the Chinese state?

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:28

Eye-witnesses and human rights experts claim up to 1 million people are being held in 're-education camps' in China.

China’s Reducation/Concentration Camps

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:25

The Uyghur people are a mostly Muslim ethnic group across central and eastern Asia, and many millions also live in China. The presence of the Chinese government's "re-education" camps for its Uyghur citizens have now come to light.

What’s behind China’s mass crackdown on Uighur Muslims?

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:19

Uighur Muslims in China have long reported state suppression, but now they say repression is stronger than ever. Advocates for the Muslim minority say Uighurs are now being rounded up by the hundreds of thousands and put in camps for assimilation. Nick Schifrin learns more from Omer Kanat, director of the Uighur Human Rights Project, and James Millward of Georgetown University.

UN 'alarmed' by reports of China's mass detention of Uighurs

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:09

The UN says it is alarmed by reports of the mass detention of Uighurs in China and called for the release of those held on a counter terrorism "pretext".

Detention of Uighurs must end, UN tells China, amid claims of prison camps

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:06
A Uighur woman passes a propaganda poster celebrating the ‘China Dream’ of President Xi Jinping in a photograph from May 2017. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

Committee cites reports that ‘tens of thousands to upwards of a million’ Muslim Chinese are being held, as US lawmakers call for sanctions

U.N. Calls for Release of Xinjiang Detainees

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:00

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has issued a report that calls on the Chinese government to release all Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities currently being held in extra-legal political re-education camps in Xinjiang.

Trump urged to sanction China over crackdown on Muslims

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:00
Chen Quanguo, Communist Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

A group of U.S. lawmakers has urged President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions including asset freezes and visa bans on Chinese officials and companies allegedly tied to a stifling security crackdown and the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in a far western region.