August 2018

How a Chinese region that accounts for just 1.5% of the population became one of the most intrusive police states in the world

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
In this Nov. 3, 2017, photo, residents walk through a security checkpoint into the Hotan Bazaar where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

The vast Xinjiang region in northwestern China is home to just 1.5% of the country's entire 1.3 billion residents. But in 2017, one in five arrests in China occurred there.

Kazakh court frees woman who fled Chinese re-education camp

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
Sayragul Sauytbay in court in Zharkent, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Ruslan Pryanikov/AFP/Getty Images

Sayragul Sauytbay said during trial she had worked at ‘prison in the mountains’ in Xinjiang

Accounts Show Impact of Repression in Xinjiang

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00

Referred to as “crimes against humanity” by rights activist Michael Caster, the persecution of Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang has steadily increased amid a long-running anti-terrorism campaign.