September 2018

China's Jaw-Dropping Family Separation Policy

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 20:00
A Uighur family rides a scooter through Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, in 2017KEVIN FRAYER / GETTY)

Children and parents are being ripped apart on a massive scale. It may rob an entire generation of their Muslim identities.

A policy of non-intervention should be respected. So should Uighur rights

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:57

As a nation that has a long history with Islam, China should respect the rights of moderate Muslims to worship

‘An information black hole’: Exiled Muslim Uighurs fear for loved ones back home as China tightens its grip on Xinjiang

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:51

One year ago on his birthday, Murat Uyghur dialed the number to his parents’ phone in east Xinjiang from his home in Finland. No one answered, and he became increasingly worried.

Beijing’s dispute against UN panel on Xinjiang may ring hollow

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:38
Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, hit back after reports of more than a million Uyghurs being held in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang were deemed “credible” by a United Nations human-rights panel last month.

What it's like inside the internment camps China uses to oppress its Muslim minority, according to people who've been there

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:32
Omir described being tortured by Chinese police at an internment camp in Karamay, Xinjiang. BBC Newsnight

New details have emerged of the reeducation camps in which China has been accused of imprisoning up to 1 million Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority, in the country's western region of Xinjiang.

In China’s autonomous Xinjiang region, Muslims are imprisoned in shocking internment camps

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:44

THIS region has become a total surveillance state, where Muslims face internment camps and torture. But Australia’s hands are tied.

U.N. Calls for Release of Xinjiang Detainees

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:30

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.

Rights groups slam China over detentions

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:28

A US expert on human rights issues in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China said it's possible more than a million Uighurs are being held in so-called re-education camps. The expert said some people have been detained for over a year.

One in Six Uyghurs Held in Political ‘Re-Education Camps’ in Xinjiang’s Onsu County

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:26
A security officer holding a shield and baton guards a security post leading into a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla, Nov. 2, 2017. Ap

Meanwhile, authorities in a nearby county are specifically targeting state employees for detention.

Uighurs’ internment a wake-up call

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:25

Over the past week, several reports were published in the US about the mass internment of Uighurs of East Turkestan, which started at about the beginning of last year.