July 2019

'I don't know if he's alive or not': Windsor Uighur woman fears brother is in a Chinese detention camp

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:51
Bilkis Muhammad lost contact with her brother since 2017. (Tahmina Aziz/CBC)

Bilkis Muhammad hasn't heard from her brother in China for almost two years

Muslim-majority countries' silence over abuse of China's Uighurs sparks criticism

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:46
Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate in Canada on May 4, 2019. Photo: RFA

Activists slam countries for failing to join UN call to end the mass detention of Uighur Muslims

China’s thought police set up Uighur-style camp in Tibet

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:42

China has expanded its use of detention camps for minorities to Tibet, where young people are being forced to pledge loyalty to Beijing.

Undercover: Inside the Chinese Digital Gulag, ITV — chilling insight

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:38

A film-maker travels to so-called ‘re-education centres’ where reports of torture abound

Slovak leader tells Chinese minister of human rights worries

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:31
On July 10, 2019 local time, President Zuzana Caputova of Slovakia met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bratislava. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC

Slovakia's president has told China's foreign minister she is worried about human rights in his country.

China’s Policy of Mass Detentions in Xinjiang ‘Has Nothing to do With Terrorism’: US Anti-Terror Czar

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:31
Ambassador Nathan Sales, the U.S. State Department’s Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, speaks with RFA's Uyghur Service in Washington, July 5, 2019. RFA

Ambassador Nathan Sales calls the claims a pretext to ‘wage war on religion’ in the region.

Uyghurs Ordered to Destroy Muslim Architecture Deemed ‘Extremist’ by Authorities

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:30
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

Mihrabs are traditionally built into homes to signify the direction one faces when praying.

The Persecution of the Uyghurs - Nurgul Sawut, Campaign for Uyghurs

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:28

Speech of Nurgul Sawut at the meeting of The Long Arm of the Dragon: China's Persecution of Believers at Home and Abroad. June 20, 2019 Seoul, South Korea

How China intimidates Uighurs abroad by threatening their families

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:26
Ferkat Jawdat's mother was sent to a camp after speaking to her son in the US

Uighurs living in the US and Europe have told DW that Chinese authorities are going after family members still living in China to suppress activism by the Uighur community living abroad.

Uighur-Australians welcome global condemnation of China's detention centres

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:24
Sydney woman Fatimah Abdulghafur has not heard from her mother, father, and siblings for almost three years. SBS News

Australia is one of 22 countries that have signed the first joint letter on China’s Uighur detention centres to the UN Human Rights Council.