July 2019

A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:48

Tenth annual report dives deeper into the ways government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion have changed, from 2007 to 2017

China has flattened Uyghur cemeteries to build roads, ecological parks & high-rises

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:45
Exhumed graves at the Keriya cemetery | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

Satellite imagery shows that a number of Uyghur Muslim cemeteries in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region have either been razed, or corpses exhumed and relocated.

Why these African countries are defending China’s mass detention of Muslims

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:42
Outside of the Vocational Education and Training Center in the Yizhou district, Hami city

By Abdi Latif Dahir
July 16, 2019

Brutal dictatorships defend China's mass detentions of Uighur Muslims

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:36
Data: Axios research; Map: Harry Stevens/Axios

China has enlisted some of the world’s foremost human rights abusers to defend its mass detention of more than 1 million Muslims.

Uyghur Man Dies in Xinjiang Internment Camp After Sacking Over Muslim Prayers

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:34

Alimjan Emet was beaten to death after denying allegations he had prayed in secret.

You Can’t Force People to Assimilate. So Why Is China at It Again?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:33
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 government’s campaign of internment in the northwestern region of Xinjiang is extraordinary, by dint of its scale — but also, its contradictions.

Australia to pursue China over its mass detention of Uighur people

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:28

The Australian husband of a woman detained in China will appeal to the Morrison government to return his wife to Australia.

Four Corners’ forced labour exposé shows why you might be wearing slave-made clothes

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:25

With China’s western-most province of Xinjiang being turned into a mass internment camp, last night’s ABC Four Corners program reported on the Chinese Communist Party’s alleged plans to put up to a million detained Uyghurs to work.

UN is not doing enough for Uighur people detained in China: Kenny

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:24

Sky News host Chris Kenny has commended the UN for condemning China over its treatment of Uighurs, but says the Human Rights Council is not doing enough.

Greens call for urgent Australian Government action in the face of cultural genocide of Uighur people

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:19
  Richard Di Natale Leader, Senator for Victoria. https://richard-di-natale.greensmps.org.au/

Following Four Corners last night, which showed families being torn apart by the Chinese Government’s mass incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, leader of the Australian Greens Richard Di Natale called for the Australian Government to take urgent action.