September 2019

As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N.

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:36
Illumination on the Chinese consulate wall in New York city, by Uyghur Rally, on Sep 17, 2019

The United States is considering how to confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China’s influence is growing.

5 rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslims

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:21
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Photo: UN

Five human rights organizations are urging Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region and call for the immediate closure of government detention camps.

Urgent Call to Action to Help Tashpolat Tiyip

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:18
Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip

The AAG calls upon the scientific community to show support for Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip. Dr. Tiyip, former president of Xinjiang University and geography professor, is suspected to be at risk of execution in China as time runs out on the two-year reprieve of his death sentence.


Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:06
A group of Uyghur kids in one of the Children's Camps (aka Chinese state-run orphanages)

As China accuses the U.S. of spreading “lies” about mass detention in Xinjiang after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged to take the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in the region to the United Nations, Human Rights Watch has called on Chinese officials to immediately release the children of those detained in internment camps:

Governmentality and the politics of exclusion in Xinjiang

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:02
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

China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uyghur population in its far north-western province of Xinjiang (East Turkestan to Uyghurs) in a system of region-wide detention in re-education or vocational training centres.

Uyghur Businessman Remains Jailed Eight Months After ‘Terrorism’ Conviction Reversed on Appeal

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:00
Abdujelil Hajim (second from right) stands with fellow officials from the Kashgar Prefectural Trade Association, in a file photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Abdujelil Hajim is now in intensive care after his health seriously deteriorated in prison, sources say.

Experts raise issue of human rights violations by China in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:58

Experts and human rights activists have come hard against Beijing for gross human rights violations in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

China: UN Secretary-General must denounce human rights violations in Xinjiang

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:54

Amnesty International has called for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly condemn the Chinese authorities’ abusive policies in Xinjiang and call for an immediate closure of camps containing an estimated one million Turkic Muslims.

One Man in China

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:51
Former Xinjiang University president Tashpolat Teyip (left) at the University of Paris in an undated photo (Nury Teyip)

The Chinese state is committing monstrous crimes against the Uyghur minority. So monstrous are these crimes, it can be hard to take it all in.

CCP’s Campaign to Purge “Disloyal” Uyghur Scholars

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:44
Tashpolat Tiyip accepting Magtymguly International Prize from the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (left).

Former president of Xinjiang University Tashpolat Tiyip faces execution, as Chinese authorities intensify the “study, purge, resist” crusade against dissent.