June 2019

Turkey’s ruling party votes down inquiry into China’s repression on Uighurs

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 22:14
Uyghurs and their supporters in Turkey, on Jan 11, 2019. RFA Photo

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) voted against an opposition motion for a parliamentary inquiry into China's oppressive practices against its Turkic Muslim population, Euronews reported on Friday.

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer to be allowed into Japan during G-20 summit

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 22:09
Rebiya Kadeer. May 2, 2011. Photo RFA

A prominent political activist for China's Uyghur ethnic minority, Rebiya Kadeer, will be allowed into Japan during next week's Group of 20 leaders' summit, her supporters said Friday.

Living in the Unknown

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 22:05

“Fiction movie writers wouldn’t be able to imagine and write about the suffering of the Uighur people.”

Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protests from Omer Kanat, Director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:00

The people of Hong Kong are courageously raising their voices to defend their basic freedoms.

Faith in ruins: China's vanishing beards and mosques

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:59

The BBC has found new evidence of the increasing control and suppression of Islam in China's far western region of Xinjiang – including the widespread destruction of mosques.

UN Terrorism Chief Criticized for Trip to Xinjiang

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:56
The UN’s counter-terrorism Chief Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov. UN Photo

China has been condemned internationally for the forced internment of an estimated one to 1.5 million Uyghurs in political “re-education” camps in Xinjiang.

Belgium says will work toward giving visas to Uighur family in China

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:51
Ablimit Tursun in Belgium, in an undated photo. Credit: Ablimit Tursun

Belgium says it is working toward providing visas to a Uighur family that went missing after being escorted out of its embassy in Beijing last month under murky circumstances.

5 Quick Things Americans Can Do For Uyghurs Today

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:49
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

“I may die, but let it be known that my nation will continue their struggle so long the world continues to exist.”

A Sad World Refugee Day for Uyghurs in Thailand

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:45
Uyghurs detained in Thailand (Photo by World Uyghur Congress)

Despite international protests, Thailand keeps Uyghur refugees in overcrowded detention camps and threatens to send them back to China.

US sanctions over Xinjiang’s Uygur internment camps are ‘ready to go’ except for Treasury hold-up due to trade war, sources say

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:44
Mnuchin being sworn in at the Oval Office. 13 February 2017. Vice President Pence @ twitter

The US government is poised to punish Chinese officials over the mass internment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, months after a previous round of discussions about sanctions was quashed at the cabinet level, according to a US official and two other individuals briefed on the matter.