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World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa (L) is shown with Omer Kanat (R), chairman of the WUC executive committee, Munich, Germany, Nov. 12, 2017.
Nov 13, 2017

Dolkun Isa, former general secretary of the World Uyghur Congress, is elected president, with Rebiya Kadeer elevated to a supervisory role.

Ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang, in undated photo.
Nov 13, 2017

Up to 500 ethnic Kazakh owners of businesses large and small are detained and 'sent to Yining city,' a local resident says.

Seypidin Azizi (C) in a file photo.
Nov 10, 2017

Authorities in the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region have banned the sale of books by an ethnic Uyghur who served as the region’s first chairman, reports Radio Free Asia

A warning sign is seen outside the Shanghai No.1 Detention Center in Shanghai, China.  © 2010 Reuters
Nov 10, 2017

New Anti-Graft Body Threatens Abusive Detentions

Police patrol as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after morning prayer in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in this June, 2017 file photo. Authorities have revised a list of signs of Muslim extremism used to detain thousands of people in political re-education camps across the region. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)
Nov 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

Nov 9, 2017

The city of Weimar announced on June 30 that, in compliance with the Weimar City Council’s recommendation, they were awarding this year’s Weimar Human Rights Prize to Ilham Tohti in recognition of his work upholding the rights of the Uighur people and promoting understanding between Uighurs and Han Chinese.

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan look at the Forbidden City in Beijing, Nov. 8, 2017. AFP
Nov 9, 2017

Dissidents and activists call for the release of Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia, and jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, among others.

Bottles of museles wine line a shelf at the Awat Ruby Museles Winery in Awat, Xinjiang, April 17, 2015.
Nov 8, 2017

The incident occurred more than a decade earlier as the son was preparing to get married.

A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.
Nov 7, 2017

Prayer posture, hair color, and how one wears a watch are now reasons to detain Uyghurs.

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo attends a group discussion session at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, Oct. 17, 2017 Reuters
Nov 7, 2017

However, officials decline to elaborate what constitutes a terrorist video, or religious extremism.

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