February 2020

Human rights groups call for action on China's AI-enabled religious repression

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:08

For Immediate Release


ChinaAid: Logan Carmichael +

February 4, 2020

EVENT: UHRP's Omer Kanat joins Holocaust Museum panel February 5: "Religious Persecution 75 years after the Holocaust"

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:30

The Holocaust ended nearly 75 years ago, but persecution against religious minorities including Jews, Christians, Yazidis, Muslims, and others continues to this day.

Pompeo condemns China's Xinjiang crackdown during Central Asia tour

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:23

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on countries to offer asylum to ethnic minorities fleeing China’s troubled Xinjiang region during a visit Sunday to oil-rich Kazakhstan – a country that borders the region.

Pompeo Urges Kazakhstan to Press China Over Xinjiang Crackdown

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:19
Secretary Pompeo meets with Kazakh presodent Tokayev. Photo: @SecPompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Kazakhstan to join Washington in pressing China over its treatment of Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Never Again is Now: The Crisis Confronting China's Uyghur Muslim Community

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:14
Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018.  Photo :  Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

Since 2017, as many as 800,000 - 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang).

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Family Members of Ethnic Kazakhs Affected by the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:11

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met on Sunday with ethnic Kazakhs whose family members have been detained in internment camps or prisons in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Students from Xinjiang Indoctrinated for ‘Stability Maintenance’

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:09
Xinjiang Students from No. 14 Middle School in Harbin city in a performance during New Year’s celebrations.

While millions of Muslims are detained in Xinjiang’s camps, their children are subjected to “sinicized” education thousands of miles away from home.

Uyghur Muslims fear impact of coronavirus on populations in camps in China

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:06

Some members of Alberta's Uyghur community joined medical and political leaders in Calgary on Sunday to voice concerns the coronavirus outbreak could devastate the ethnic minority in China.

Uyghur Woman Uses Social Media to Bring 'Justice and Freedom' to Father

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:03
A screenshot of a video Samira Imin posted to social media after learning of her father's prison sentence in China.

The last time Samira Imin had contact with her father was April of 2017. It was her father’s birthday. The two exchanged pictures and messages on the Chinese social messaging service WeChat.

Event: Surveillance and Repression of Muslim Minorities: Xinjiang and Beyond

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:03

This public event aims to show how China’s extensive repression of the Muslim population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China connects to regional and global trends.