June 2019

A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:58

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

Mute response from rights defenders as minister condemned over Xinjiang camps

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:53
Barbed wire outside a detention centre to ‘re-educate’ dissidents in Xinjiang, as seen in a BBC documentary aired this month.

Usually vocal human rights activists and groups have avoided comment when queried about remarks by a federal minister which appeared to endorse Chinese propaganda on a controversial camp set up to “re-educate” dissidents in the restive Xinjiang province.

Amnesty joins criticism of Mujahid following visit to Xinjiang camps

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:48
One of the pictures posted by minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa during his visit to a camp set up for Muslim dissidents in Xinjiang. (Facebook pic)

Amnesty International Malaysia has expressed its deep disappointment with the statement made by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa on his delegation’s visit to a “vocational and training institution” for the Uighur community in the Xinjiang province of China.

14 seconds of undercover footage reveals the shadowy, sinister reality of China's 21st-century police state

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:46

Eight young men, wearing dark clothing, are marching in complete silence down a busy city street.

Foreign reporters being blocked in Xinjiang

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:26

The three men were so busy staging a fake traffic accident they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading toward one of China’s notorious internment camps.

Senator Markey Leads Colleagues in Highlighting Trump Administration Delays in Sanctioning Chinese Officials for Abuses Against Uyghurs

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 20:12
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),

Senators raise concerns regarding administration decisions to delay sanctions to allow for the conclusion of trade talks

Mujahid condemned for using Chinese propaganda term in visit to Xinjiang ‘training centre’

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 20:51
One of the pictures posted by minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa during his visit to a camp set up for Muslim dissidents in Xinjiang. (Facebook pic)

An activist has taken Mujahid Yusof Rawa to task over the minister’s apparent acceptance of a euphemism used by Beijing to describe a detention camp to house thousands of Muslim critics of China’s policies in Xinjiang.

Reconfiguring Geopolitics In The Era Of The Surveillance State: The Uyghurs, The Chinese Party-State, And The Reshaping Of Middle East Politics

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 20:11

We are living in the era of the surveillance state. People are starting to understand the political implications that the connections between technology and state power may have on individual privacy and civil rights.

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 19:59
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

The three men were so busy staging a fake car crash they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading towards one of China's notorious internment camps.

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