September 2018

Prominent Uyghur Intellectual Given Two-Year Suspended Death Sentence For ‘Separatism’

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:24
Halmurat Ghopur is shown in an interview on China's official CCTV network, Aug. 19, 2016.  Photo courtesy of CCTV

A ‘political study’ film confirms the sentence for Halmurat Ghopur, who was detained last year.

Uyghur Editor of State-Run Magazine Commits Suicide ‘Out of Fear’ of Detention

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:22
Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang

Sources say Qeyser Qeyum leapt from his office window after learning of his impending arrest.

Interview: ‘We Are Left Wandering in Fear in a Foreign Land’

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:11
The Kremlin in Moscow.  wikimedia

Two Uyghurs say Chinese authorities are forcing businessmen in Russia to return home, where they are routinely detained.

Scholars targeted as Uighur purge engulfs universities

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:07
Xinjiang University professors Abdukerim Rahman (L) and Arslan Abdulla (R)  are being held in political “re-education camps,”

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Children latest casualty of China's Uyghur crackdown

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:02
A Kindergarten in Hotan, where children that whos parents taken to re-education camp  are staying

With 1 million ethnic Muslims in 're-education' camps, Beijing shows scant sign of easing campaign against minorities

China working to 'exterminate' Uighur people, detention facility eyewitness says

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:43

As reports of the forced detention and brainwashing of up to one million ethnic Uighurs continue to emerge from China's Xinjiang autonomous region, the ABC has heard a rare account from a witness who has been inside a camp.

Muslim Uighurs living in Xinjiang face repression from the Chinese government

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:40

Despite Beijing's denials, there has been growing evidence of a mass campaign of repression by the Chinese government against the Muslim Uighur's of Xinjiang province.

China’s Uyghur Crackdown Goes Global

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:36

Beijing is stepping up the pressure on the Uyghur diaspora, even as it cracks down on their relatives in Xinjiang.

A member of China’s most persecuted minority was arrested for no clear reason, and his family fears he’s going to be deported to China

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:28
Foto: Abudujilili Supi’s passport photo, as supplied by his brother Mijiti Yisake. Business Insider has redacted some of the personal information.sourceCourtesy of Mijiti Yisake; Business Insider

A man belonging to China’s persecuted Muslim Uighur community was arrested for no apparent reason last week, an act which his family fears is down to his ethnicity and could see him deported to China and punished.

China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim 'crackdown'

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:24
Sellers spanning three generations at the Sunday Pigeon Market in Kashgar, May 2015. Uighur men and boys have been keeping pigeons for, according to some of those hobbyists, thousands of years. Dan Lundberg, Flickr

China is facing growing criticism over its persecution of some Muslim minority groups, huge numbers of whom are allegedly being held in internment camps.