November 2019

Top US Diplomat Says China Document Leak Confirms ‘Very Significant’ Abuses in Xinjiang

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:43
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper hold a press conference with their Australian counterparts, Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister of Defence Linda Reynolds, at the Parliament of New South Wales building, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 4, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith) . Photo: U.S. Secretary of Defense

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the China Cables prove ‘intentional’ violations in the region.

Teens, young adults are using TikTok to raise awareness for Uighur Muslims

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:40
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

"A few years back people didn't know what Uighur was ... now I see non-Muslim people making these videos and spreading awareness," one TikTok user said.

Muslim countries' silence on China’s repression of Uighurs

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:39
Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

In response to the extraordinary revelations about China’s programme of “re-education” camps for Uighur Muslims over recent weeks, member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation have stayed silent.

Switzerland joins calls demanding closure of Uighur camps

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:37
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

Switzerland has called on China to close internment camps in Xinjiang province where at least one million ethnic minority Muslims are reportedly being held.

U.S. Tech Companies Prop Up China’s Vast Surveillance Network

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:36

Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others aided and profited from China’s multibillion-dollar surveillance industry, used in its Muslim crackdown

I risked my life getting my parents out of a Chinese Uighur Muslim detention camp. I need your help to save more

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:34
Halmurat Harri Uyghur 

My people have faced decades of hardship, now we now need the world to stand with us in our time of need

No excuse for silence on China's camps for Uighurs: exiled leader

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:32
DOLKUN ISA, WUC President

The exiled leader of China’s minority Muslim Uighurs is pressing countries to cut trade links with Beijing, saying the time for business as usual is over.

Xinjiang Kazakhs Urge Authorities To Help Release Relatives In 'Reeducation Camps'

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:30

Dozens of ethnic Kazakhs from China's northwestern region of Xinjiang have urged Kazakhstan to help secure the release of relatives, who they say are being kept in so-called "reeducation camps."

Teen's TikTok video about China's Muslim camps goes viral

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:29
Ms Aziz said she wanted to raise awareness about China's detainment of "innocent Muslims"

A US teenager's TikTok video clip accusing China of putting Muslims into "concentration camps" has gone viral on the Chinese-owned social network.

China's Uighur Crackdown Shows Fear and Insecurity

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:27

There is plenty of horrifying detail in the so-called Xinjiang Papers, a collection of leaked documents that outlines the motives and modalities of China's repression of its Uighur minority. Yet the most striking thing about the documents is what they reveal about the Janus-faced nature of Chinese power.

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