July 2019

Chinese police still questioning wife of Australian Uyghur man, despite promising to help

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:59
Nadila and her Australian son Lutfy are being prevented from leaving Xinjiang. Photo: Sadam Abudusalamu

Police in China's far-western Xinjiang region are still questioning the wife of an Australian man interviewed on Four Corners last week, despite Beijing saying it would assist Australia's efforts to reunite the family.

Minister promises to work with China to help reunite Uyghur families

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:57
Almas Nizamidin, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster and Sadam Abudusalamu. Photo: Twitter/Craig Foster

The Morrison government will work with China to provide consular assistance to Uyghur citizens and other Muslim minorities with Australian connections.

Man seeks wife, son's release from China

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:54
Photo Source: Sadam Abudusalamu

An Australian man, whose wife and son are trapped in far western China, is pleading with the federal government to fast-track their return to Sydney.

Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:41
Uyghurs and Tibetans demonstrate in Australia, March 23, 2017. Photo: RFA

In China’s far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese Communist Party officials are persecuting one of the worst human rights abuses of our time, what I labelled an act of cultural genocide in last week’s ABC Four Corners report.

Details emerge on the architecture of China's Uighur re-education camps

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:27
According to Yeung, these "kindergartens" are easy to spot, all featuring castle-like shapes and primary colors. (Courtesy VICE News Tonight on HBO)

A chilling news documentary released by VICE News Tonight late last month highlighted the mystery behind China’s Uighur people, a minority Muslim group that’s been disappearing under the cover of night.

EVENT: US Senate Human Rights Caucus, "Religious Freedom in China"

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:42

Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China

Official Chinese White Paper Claims Uyghurs, Xinjiang Have Long Been ‘Inseparable Part of China’

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:53
Two Uyghur man at the animal market in Kashgar. 19 October 2008 @https://www.flickr.com/photos/40713859@N00/

But critics say the report is part of a bid to undermine Uyghur culture and identity.

Foreign Journalists Endure Formidable Obstacles, Risks to Report on China’s Policies in Xinjiang

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:50
In a screen grab from her video report, Isobel Yeung speaks to the camera as she watches security personnel march young Uyghur men down the street in the middle of the night in Kashgar.   Vice News/HBO

A reporter for Vice News discusses her experience documenting rights violations in the region.

Courage born of despair: Uighurs in Japan

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:46
Afmetto Retepu.

Thousands of Uighur Muslims living in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region are being held against their will in what the Chinese government calls vocational training centers.

Uighur's links to home come with a steep price

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:27
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

After brutal riots ten years ago that left 200 people dead, Shawudun Abdughupur and his wife understood they could have no future in China's Xinjiang region.