July 2019

USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins to Advocate for Release of Imprisoned c

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:55
Dilshat Perhat Ataman

Tony Perkins, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), announced today his adoption of Dilshat Perhat Ataman through USCIRF’s Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project.

Why is the UN ignoring China’s concentration camps and the fate of 2m people?

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:52

As a Uighur Muslim myself, I know people are being brainwashed into forgetting their cultures, religions and identities. And yet

Malaysian Minister Slammed for Comments about Visit to Uyghur Camp

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:47

Mujahid Yusof Rawa had described the camp as a “training and vocational center.”

Requiem For The ‘Living Dead’: Ten Years After 7-5

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:45
Demonstrators march in Urumqi, July 5, 2009.

July 5, 2009, is a date that forever changed the course of Xinjiang history. The lives of Uyghurs in China have never been the same.

Erdogan criticised over silence on Uighurs during China visit

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:40
Erdogan (R), with China's President Xi, is welcomed at an official ceremony in Beijing (Turkish Presidency website)

Uighur exiles 'saddened and disappointed' as Turkish president hails close cultural and economic ties and pledges security cooperation with Beijing

US, Germany infuriate China by slamming its treatment of Muslims

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:37
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

The United States and Germany have used a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting to slam China for detaining more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, accusing Beijing of depriving them of their rights, diplomats said.

Research Challenges Official Picture of Xinjiang Camps

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:31

As part of the Chinese government’s response to international criticism of its mass detention program in Xinjiang, authorities have defended the internment camps as legal “vocational training” facilities designed to combat religious extremism.

China says Turkey president offered support over restive Xinjiang

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:21

Turkey recognises the fact that the people of China’s Xinjiang lead happy lives, Chinese state media on Tuesday cited Turkish President Tayip Erdogan as saying, a region where China has been running a controversial de-radicalisation scheme.

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:16
Image: Nico Teitel

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.

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