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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.  @en.kremlin.ru
Jan 17, 2019

Apparently not satisfied with persecuting the Muslim Uighur community in its own Xinjiang province by, among other things, throwing an estimated million or more of them in torturous “re-education camps,” Beijing is targeting Uighurs who live outside China.

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Jan 2, 2019

The future of more than 10 million Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim minority in (what is now) China, is looking increasingly bleak and grim. The current massive crackdown by the Chinese government being waged against them, carried out in the name of “de-extremification”, has still not raised enough eyebrows.

Jan 2, 2019

In modern-day “re-education” prisons, Beijing is forcing ethnic Uighurs to forsake their religion. Why don’t Muslim governments rise up in anger?

Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018.  Rina Chadijah/BenarNews
Dec 29, 2018

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has undertaken the most comprehensive attempt to manipulate and control — or destroy — religious communities since Chairman Mao Zedong made the eradication of religion a goal of his disastrous Cultural Revolution half a century ago

People demonstrate against China during its Universal Periodic Review by the Human Rights Council in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, November 6, 2018. RFA
Dec 19, 2018

China is reviving forced labor in concentration camps for Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province. This is unconscionable.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China on Dec. 5, 2017. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/File
Dec 17, 2018

The arrests, though appalling, may prove useful in making it impossible for Trudeau to keep turning a blind eye to the thuggish nature of Beijing's rulers

Since 2017, over a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims have been interned in what experts are now calling concentration camps. (Photo: Carsten ten Brink/ Flickr)
Dec 6, 2018

In the Uighur-Australian communities of Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne, almost everyone can tell you a story of losing contact with family members in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, known as East Turkistan to the Uighur people.

Uyghurs demonstrate in front of UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 6, 2018
Nov 29, 2018

China’s draconian campaign against its Uyghur population in the western Xinjiang Province violates human rights and has failed in its objective to curb Islamic extremism. This policy blunder on the part of Beijing has provided a self-fulfilling prophecy of fueling violence, dealing a setback to the war on terror.

Illustration by Tricia Lim
Nov 29, 2018

Recently, there has been growing media coverage about the treatment of the Uyghur people by the government of China. The Uyghurs are an ethnically Turkic people. Their nation, the Republic of East Turkestan, was annexed in 1949 and is now known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

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