May 2020

DW interview: Uyghur woman remains 'unfree' despite release from re-education camp

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 23:54
Gulgine Taschmemet

Gulzire Taschmemet’s sister vanished into Xinjiang’s re-education camps in 2017. Despite hearing from her earlier this month, she doubts her sister is free from Beijing’s surveillance, she told DW.

My fate wasn’t in my own hands

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 23:52
Halmurat Uyghur. PHOTO: ANTOINE VÉDEILHE

The activist Halmurat Uyghur, who among other things initiated the movement #MeTooUyghur, began his political engagements as a direct reaction to his parents’ internment in a re-education camp in Xinjiang. In this personal narrative he gives us some insight into the work of an activist—from being a Uyghur voice in the media to being directly threatened by the Chinese regime.

China forces Uyghurs to eat pork, abandon Islamic practices during Ramadan

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 23:47

China is continuing its constant oppression of the Uyghur minority at full-speed as many Muslims are forbidden from performing their religious duties even during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

US Senate bill addresses China forced labour

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 23:29

The US Senate has approved a bill to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for forced labour camps in the western region of Xinjiang, where it’s believed millions of Uyghur Muslims are held against their will and forced to produce goods for industries including fashion and textiles.

Coronavirus: Are China's Uighurs being put at risk?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:09

Rights advocates warn of insufficient action to stop spread of disease among communities they say are facing repression.

[EVENT] Webinar: The Exploitation of Uyghur Forced Labour in China

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:07

Vicky Xu and her colleagues from ASPI in February 2020 published a study with detailed analysis of the exploitation of Uyghur forced labour in different cities and regions of China.

Voices from Xinjiang: At last my back can meet the mattress

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:05

My uncle Raman Zharkyn was born in Zhiek, a small hamlet in Kurty township. His name should be Rakhman. But it was a religious name—forbidden—so my family entered Raman in the ledger.

China shame: Beijing's ‘Nazi camps’ exposed as families torn apart amid coronavirus fears

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:03

CHINA is holding its own citizens in brutal concentration camps where minority ethnic groups detained in high-security facilities fear for their lives as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the communist nation.

UK gov faces human rights lawsuit for granting Huawei 5G role

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 23:57

The UK government is facing a lawsuit from human rights activists following the decision to grant Huawei a role in 5G networks.

Turkey-China extradition agreement may target Uyghurs living in Turkey

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 23:55
Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate in Turkey on Jan 18, 2020. Photo: RFA

Turkey has been a destination for thousands of Uyghurs fleeing China and has become home to a sizable Uyghur diaspora; however, a Turkey-China extradition agreement that was signed in 2017 and is still awaiting ratification by the Turkish parliament may target Uyghurs living in Turkey and accelerate their extradition to China.

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