August 2019

Police, Uyghur Twitter Campaign Contradict China’s Claim to Have Emptied Camps

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:53

Local police, Uyghurs outside Xinjiang with relatives in the internment camps are unaware of any releases.

Uighurs challenge China to prove missing relatives are free

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:47
Adil Mijit, a prominent Uighur comedian, has been missing since November 2018. Photograph: Supplied/Arslan Mijit Hidayat

Diaspora sceptical over claim most inmates released from Xinjiang detainment centres

China’s Latest Attempt to Spin Its Repressive Policies in Xinjiang Falls Flat

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:45
Shohrat Zakir, chairman of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, speaks during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, July 30, 2019

On Tuesday, Chinese officials abruptly announced that most of the Uighur Muslims held in detention camps in the country’s western Xinjiang region had been released.

Asean eerily silent on Uighurs

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:42
Thailand sends nearly 100 Uighur migrants back to China on July 9, 2015

Following years of condemnation by human rights groups, and periodic criticism by a range of governments across the world, 22 mostly European and Western nations on July 8 co-signed a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding China's ill-treatment of its Uighur population and other Muslim and minority communities in Xinjiang province.

Malaysia: Mahathir Careful Not to Condemn China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:34
Mahathir Mohamad meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping on April 25, 2019

'We don’t knock our heads against a stone wall simply because it is there,' he told Turkish media.