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Uyghur Nury Turkel, Chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, left, and Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghur on the right.
Mar 19, 2019

Taiwan Sentinel chief editor J. Michael Cole sat down on the sidelines of the event with Nury Turkel, Rushan Abbas and Timothy Grose to discuss the current plight of Uyghurs, who face severe repression at the hands of the People’s Republic of China.

Mar 19, 2019

Officials say the number of detainees transferred is ‘many,’ but can’t provide an estimate.

Satellite Imagery of a Xinjiang “Re-education Camp” in Turpan. Photo: Google Earth.
Mar 19, 2019

Last September, Abdakir, his wife and two children feared for their lives. The Uighur family had been denied asylum by the Swedish Migration Board, as well as in the Migration Court, after having appealed the original decision.

Mar 19, 2019

The UK cannot just ignore allegations of forced organ harvesting and appalling human rights abuses of the Muslim Uyghur minority group in China, says Alistair Carmichael MP.

Mr Mijit often worked in remote areas. SBS News
Mar 19, 2019

Comedian Adil Mijit has not contacted anyone since November last year – and his family fears for the worst.

Anti-China protest outside White House. July 10, 2009. Photo: Malcolm Brown
Mar 19, 2019

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian gunman who carried out the deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand on Friday (March 15), said in his screed that “the nation with the closest political and social values” to his own is China, and that he admired “non-diverse” nations.

Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018. BenarNews
Mar 19, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is seeking re-election next month in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and, as the FT points out, “presenting himself as defender of the faith is central to his campaign strategy.”

A propaganda banner and a security camera are placed on the walls of a mosque in the Old City in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, on September 6, 2018. (China Reuters / Thomas Peter)
Mar 19, 2019

China may have interned more than a million Uighurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy.

PHOTO: At least 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. (ABC News: Brendan Esposito)
Mar 19, 2019

Beijing's censorship apparatus is so efficient that sensitive content is typically taken off social media within minutes, however netizens were still watching and uploading the livestream of the Christchurch shooting on Chinese social media almost 48 hours after the incident.

CREDITS: The Russian Presidential Press – CC-BY-4.0 International
Mar 19, 2019

Muslim countries seem happy to throw Ummah solidarity to the wind in their efforts to cozy up to China.

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