July 2019

Jailed Uighur Scholar's Daughter Pleads for His Freedom

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:54
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. RFA

"My father is a fixer, a bridge-builder, a connector. He knows that a better future is one where Han Chinese and Uighur children are in school together, are friends together and have the same opportunities," said Jewher Ilham, who pleaded for the release of her father, prominent jailed Uighur scholar and economist Ilham Tohti. 

Homes Gone Forever: A Visit to Uyghur Refugees in Turkey

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:52
A Uyghur woman walks past a small madrasah (Islamic training school) for Koranic instruction in the Ziyghur district of Zeytinburnu. BitterWinter

Bitter Winter visited the Istanbul suburb of Zeytinburnu and heard the sad stories of lives and families destroyed by CCP persecution.

Omar amendment would raise standards for adding people to terrorist watch list

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:50

Posted Jul 17 2019 04:00PM CDT

Updated Jul 17 2019 04:11PM CDT

China says it will 'offer assistance' after Australia requests Uyghur mother and toddler's release

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:41
Uyghur woman Nadila Wumaier and her son Lutfy, who is an Australian citizen, remain trapped in Xinjiang.  Supplied

An Australian Uyghur man whose wife and toddler are trapped in Xinjiang, China, has been given fresh hope of being reunited with his family, with Beijing's foreign ministry offering "assistance".

China promotes tourism in Xinjiang region where detentions of Muslims continue

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:39

Despite reports that 1 million Muslims are detained in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang, China promotes the region as a tourist destination with ancient architecture and rich ethnic culture.

Xinjiang’s Tourist Spots Are Flourishing Right Beside Its Internment Camps

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:35

Despite reports of China’s persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang, authorities are touting it as the country's new tourist destination.

The Guardian view on Xinjiang: speak out, or be complicit

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:14
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

An estimated 1 million Uighurs and other minorities are held in China’s camps. But Beijing’s power has silenced many of those who one might expect to criticise it

China’s Campaign Against the Uighurs Demands a Response

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:10
Uyghurs demonstrate in New York on the 10th anniversary of July 05 Urumchi massacre. Photo: RFA March 15, 2018. Photo: RFA

The evidence is mounting of China’s despicable strategy of cultural persecution in Xinjiang Province.

China: Muslim-Majority States Whitewash Abuses

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:05
 Family photo of 13. Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. 14 April 2016.   Wikipedia President.az

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Should Back Global Call to End Xinjiang Repression

UN Human Rights Council Divided Over China’s Xinjiang Policies

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 22:52
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

Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council are divided over China's hardline policies in its Xinjiang region, where more than one million Muslim Uighurs have been detained in reeducation camps that critics say are aimed at destroying indigenous culture and religious beliefs.

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