October 2019

Male Chinese ‘Relatives’ Assigned to Uyghur Homes Co-sleep With Female ‘Hosts’

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:59

Officials call the sleeping arrangements ‘normal’ and a way to ‘promote ethnic unity.’

Notepad++ v7.8.1 : Free Uyghur

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:42

Human rights in China is always a hotly contested topic. Since 2017, numerous reports have emerged of the Uyghur people being detained in extrajudicial “re-education camps”, subjected to political indoctrination, and sometimes even torture. 2018 estimates place the number of detainees in the hundreds of thousands.

Text editor releases ‘Free Uyghur’ edition, gets swamped with Chinese spam

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:40

This week, the developer of the popular text- and code-editing software Notepad++ released a new version update. Nothing seemed particularly strange about it, except maybe the name: Notepad++ v7.8.1 is the “Free Uyghur” edition.

Chinese users attack Notepad++ app after 'Free Uyghur' release

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:36
Photo: ZDNet

Notepad++'s GitHub issue tracker flooded with pro-Chinese and anti-western messages. Anti-Chinese activists are fighting back with their own spam and attacks on the Beijing regime.

A Chinese hacking group breached a telecom to monitor targets' texts, phone metadata

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:33

Chinese government-linked hackers are monitoring mobile text messages of specific users, and for certain keywords as part of a new surveillance campaign meant to track individuals in a vast trove of telecommunication data, according to findings published Thursday.

Where the Uighurs are free to be

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:42
Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018. Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

Sweden has emerged as a safe haven for ethnic Uighurs fleeing political, racial and religious repression in China

Between Hope and Fear: Stories of Uyghur and Kazakh Muslim Minorities in the Xinjiang Province

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:40

An estimated one million people, mostly Muslim minorities, are being held in detention centers across the Xinjiang region in China.

Female Detainees at Xinjiang Internment Camps Face Sterilization, Sexual Abuse: Camp Survivor

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:09
Tursunay Ziyawudun in an undated photo. Credit: Tursunay Ziyawudun Photo: RFA

Tursunay Ziyawudun said women endure a special hell in the region’s camp network.

Two Dozen UN Member States Condemn China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:06
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 countries slammed mass detentions, restriction of rights, and surveillance measures.

Joint Statement on Xinjiang

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 19:56

Statement delivered by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN at the Third Committee session on the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.