July 2019

South Africa should take the lead in criticising the cultural genocide in Xinjiang

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:39
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

The Chinese regime’s campaign against the Uyghur, Kazakh and others is already a genocide, as in ‘acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such’, and meets all five criteria of genocide.

Xinjiang Kazakh Activist Bilash's Trial Starts In Nur-Sultan, Moves To Almaty

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:37
Serikzhan Bilash attends a hearing in Nur-Sultant on June 7. Photo: RFE/RL

The leader of a group that raised concerns over the internment of ethnic Kazakhs and Uyghurs in China's northwestern Xinjiang region, Serikzhan Bilash, has gone on trial for inciting ethnic discord.

The world knows what is happening to the Uighurs. Why has it been so slow to act?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:34
Sadam Abudusalamu and Nadila Wumaier married in Xinjiang, China, in 2016. SADAM ABUDUSALAMU

A reluctance to offend China and an information blackout has meant the persecution of the ethnic minority has gone under the radar. But pressure for change is building

MPs can no longer hide from the mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims in China

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:29
Uyghurs demonstrate in Germany on July 28,  2019. Photo: RFA

Over the last three years, the Chinese government has subjected 13 million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims to repressive surveillance and mass arbitrary detention.

China’s police state goes global, leaving refugees in fear

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:24
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Muslims who escaped China’s crackdown in Xinjiang still live in fear, saying new homes abroad and even Western passports afford them no protection against a state-driven global campaign of intimidation.

UHRP BRIEFING: UHRP Presentation, Senate Human Rights Caucus

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:35

Presentation by UHRP Director Omer Kanat at the July 24, 2019 U.S. Senate Human Rights Caucus Briefing "Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China"

Uyghur Detainees Secretly Transferred to Prisons in Henan Province: Officials

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 21:22

A former detainee says his cellmates were sent to the province often within hours of receiving orders.

Chinese actions in Xinjiang become a matter of international dispute

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 19:57
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

European countries defend the Uighurs of Xinjiang, Muslim countries don’t

'I won't stop': The Australian Uighur fighting for his family

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 19:49
Sadam Abdusalem is hoping the Australian government can help reunite him with his wife and baby son who have been unable to leave China [Sadam Abdusalem/Al Jazeera]

Sadam Abdusalam says he won't rest until his wife, Nadila, and son, Lutfy, are allowed to leave China and family united.

Uighur refugees face deportation to China from Turkey

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 19:35
Turkish officials have not given any specific reasons on why they rejected Abulaiti's application for long-term residency (MEE/Supplied)

Uighurs fear they will be imprisoned if they are sent back to China, which has been accused of violating the rights of the Turkic Muslim minority

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