June 2019

China Is Trying To Spy On Pakistan’s Uighurs

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:40
 Muhammad Umar Khan in his now-closed school. Courtesy Muhammad Umar Khan

A group funded by the local Chinese Embassy is collecting data on Pakistan’s Uighurs, worrying the community. The embassy claims it’s never heard of the group.

Family of Uyghur in Belgium ‘Safe’ After Abduction From Belgian Embassy in Beijing

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:27

Chinese authorities entered the embassy grounds and removed the family before returning them to Xinjiang.

EVENT 26 June at 18:00: Hiding in Plain Sight-the extraordinary scale of human rights violations in Xinjiang, China

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:25

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales and the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) invite you to a panel discussionto consider the treatment of Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China and to explore how to hold China to account for human rights violations there.

Prisoners in China are still being used as organ donors, says inquiry

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:20

Transplant organs are still being sourced from executed prisoners in China, according to an inquiry in London initiated by a campaign group to investigate the issue.


Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:18

Tohti Was Reportedly Denied Medical Treatment in a Chinese Internment Camp

Uighur author dies following detention in Chinese 're-education' camp

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:17
 Nurmuhammad Tohti, pictured in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Photograph: courtesy of Abduweli Ayup

PEN America condemns death of Nurmuhammad Tohti, who had been held in a Xinjiang internment camp, as a grave example of China’s violations of free expression

Ted Gover: Intervention needed over Uighur persecution

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:15
Nurmemet Tohti (center) in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

The recent death of prominent Uighur writer Nurmuhammad Tohti, who was being held at an internment camp in China's Xinjiang region, has been met thus far with an unacceptable deafening silence by the international human rights community - the UN Human Rights Council in particular.

World Refugee Day 2019: Thailand should free Uyghur refugees

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:00

The Thai government should free the remaining Uyghur refugees held in detention camps on the principle of non-refoulement and settled in safe third countries where they can rebuild their lives.

Inside China’s 'thought transformation' camps

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:30

The BBC has been given rare access to the vast system of highly secure facilities thought to be holding more than a million Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang.

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China's Xinjiang region

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:27
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, briefs the Security Council.

United Nations counter terrorism chief Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov has come under heavy criticism from the United States and human rights groups over his recent trip to China's repressive Xinjiang region.