September 2019

Jailed Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti Honored With Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize In Absentia

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:41
Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009.

The prestigious award recognizes ‘outstanding civil society action in defense of human rights.’

The Capital of Xinjiang Is Now in Turkey

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:40

Ethnic cleansing of Uighurs in China has forced an exodus to Istanbul—and a desperate effort to keep their culture alive.

A Uighur scholar facing potential execution is one of over a million detained by China

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:38
The last time Nury Tiyip, right, saw his brother Tashpolat in person was in 2001, when his brother visited him in the United States.

 Nury Tiyip grew up following in his brother Tashpolat’s footsteps: from their hometown of Ili, a remote city near the Chinese-Soviet border; to Urumqi, where they both played volleyball at Xinjiang University; to Japan, where they also studied.

Kazakhstan: Xinjiang rights movement registered, but in neutered form

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:36
A man showing photos of his missing relatives. (Photo: Ata-Jurt)

Ata-Jurt was key to spotlighting rights abuses in China

Missing Uighur children: Sky News team followed in China's Xinjiang province

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:33

Many Uighur Muslims are being kept in detention centres in China. Sky News went to Xinjiang province to find out more, but was followed and faced several apparent attempts to block the investigation.

2019 Václav Havel Prize shared by Ilham Tohti and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:21


Majlis Podcast: Demonstrations Against Chinese Influence Continue In Kazakhstan

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:18

There were more demonstrations in Kazakhstan against Chinese influence on September 21.

Malaysia PM says can't provoke Beijing on South China Sea, Uighur issue

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:17

Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijing’s alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Saturday.

China’s repressive reach is growing

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:12
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

IT’S ONE thing to know that China runs a far-flung system of detention camps for Muslim Uighurs, a fact of which the world has been aware for the past two years.

Protesters denouncing the Chinese government faced regime supporters in Montreal

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

What was supposed to be a protest against the Communist Party of China and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China turned into a shouting match between anti- and pro-Beijing demonstrators.