September 2019

Uighur students in Egypt face arrest, deportation to China

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 18:58
 Al Azhar Mosque and University entrance. Taken on July 2008 Photo: Daniel Mayer

An ongoing security crackdown Uighur students in Egypt is back in the news after the opposition Conservative Party demanded the ruling regime not hand them over to the Chinese authorities.

TikTok—Yes, TikTok—Is the Latest Window Into China’s Police State

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 17:05

Expat Uyghurs are gaming the social platform known for fluff to find loopholes in Xinjiang’s information lockdown.

China has destroyed Uighur families, including mine. Guterres must act

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 17:03
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

Eleven children from my family have been taken from their parents in Xinjiang – the UN chief must not remain silent

Incarceration of Christians and Han Chinese in Xinjiang shows broad reach of forced indoctrination campaign

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 17:00
A transformation through education camp in Xinjiang’s Hami city.


The Fight to Preserve the Uighur Language

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:58
Uyghur children in a Uyghur daycare in Zentunburnu, Istanbul. Photo: RFA

How do you preserve a language when your government is actively trying to erase it?

NYC Foreign Press Center Briefing on "The Uighurs"

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:55

New York Foreign Press Center roundtable on "The Uighurs" with Assistant Secretary David Stillwell, NGO Representative Nury Terkel, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby, on September 24, 2019.

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Event

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:52

Thank you, Assistant Secretary Destro. Good afternoon, and thank you to the many distinguished guests joining us here in New York today for this important event.

China Wants the World to Stay Silent on Muslim Camps. It’s Succeeding

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:50
Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in Beijing in July, but was largely silent on the detentions of fellow Muslims.

When Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Beijing this summer, he hailed a new Silk Road bridging Asia and Europe. He welcomed big Chinese investments for his beleaguered economy. He gushed about China’s sovereignty.

U.S. leads condemnation of China for 'horrific' repression of Muslims

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:46

The United States led more than 30 countries in condemning what it called China’s “horrific campaign of repression” against Muslims in Xinjiang at an event on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly that was denounced by China.

Interview: ‘Video is a Very Stark Reminder of How Manicured Choreographed Access to Xinjiang [Has Been]’

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:31
A still image taken from a video purportedly showing hundreds of ethnic Uyghur inmates taken off of a train in the XUAR’s Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.   War on Fear YouTube channel

Australian researcher Nathan Ruser explains how he was able to use satellite imagery to find out when and where in the XUAR a leaked video was taken.