February 2020

Uyghurs starving as China imposes draconian coronavirus measures

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:03
People gather to stage a demonstration in support of Uyghur Turks against human rights violations of China, at Orhangazi Park in Bursa, Turkey on December 20, 2019 [Ali Atmaca / Anadolu Agency]

Activists in Xinjiang have complained that they are suffering shortages of food and medicine as China imposes a quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus, reports the New Arab.

As China bows to global solidarity over coronavirus, it’s time for action on the Uyghur genocide

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 23:59

The spread of the coronavirus — Covid-19 — has now reached epidemic proportions, with cases in dozens of countries around the world, and growing alarm at the epicentre in China where drastic quarantine and containment measures are in place.

UN demands 'unfettered access' for China Uighur region visit

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 23:52

Beijing has said it would welcome UN officials to Xinjiang on the condition they stay out of its internal affairs.

Museum on Main to Explore Uyghur Culture

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 23:45
Local Uyghur dance group, Senay Tash, Fliora Eniwer, Selena Aniwer, Sonia Aniwer, NergizaAy Adil, NefiseAy Adil, Elnur Tuman, Zaide Kayser

The Museum on Main in Pleasanton and the local Uyghur community are partnering to celebrate Uyghur culture and raise awareness of Uyghur community and culture genocide in China.

The coronavirus brings new and awful repression for Uighurs in China

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:23

The Chinese government has subjected tens millions of its citizens to draconian restrictions to try to contain the coronavirus. But for millions of Uighur and other ethnic minorities who were already living under severe repression, Beijing’s cruel and thuggish response to the pandemic is now compounding their anguish and pain.

Uyghur Former Detainee of Xinjiang Internment Camp Denied Treatment Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:20
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Authorities won’t deliver Abliz Niyaz medicine, but he fears being re-detained for leaving his home.

Mahathir says he wants to lead a non-partisan government

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:17
Malaysia's Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gives a televised address on Feb 26, 2020. (Photo: Facebook/Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad)

Malaysia’s interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (Feb 26) that he wants to lead a non-partisan government. 

US School Aims to Preserve Embattled Uighur Culture

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:11

A Sunday school in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. is teaching the Uighur language and culture to Uighur-American youngsters as a way to counter the repression in China against Uighurs in Xinjiang Province. 

Google Translate adds five languages

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:09

Millions of people around the world use Google Translate, whether in a verbal conversation, or while navigating a menu or reading a webpage online.

Uighur mother makes plea to join Australian husband

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 23:07
Sadam Abdusalem with his wife Nadila Wumaier. The Sydney resident hasn't seen her in two years [Sadam Abdusalem/Al Jazeera]

"I want to leave and be with my husband," read the handwritten sign, held up to the camera and posted on Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning.