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Apr 29, 2019

Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig haven’t seen the light of day – let alone their families or a lawyer – since early December, 2018, when Chinese authorities detained them on suspicion of espionage.

Before and after satellite images of Kargilik Mosque in Xinjiang.Courtesy of Google Earth/Digital Globe; Courtesy of Planet Labs and Nick Waters/Bellingcat
Apr 29, 2019

China is installing a 21st-century police state in its western frontier of Xinjiang, which is home to the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority.

Four Uyghur inmates of Hotan prefecture's Lop county detention camp, with their names written in Uyghur, are (L-R) Mamtimin, Eziz Haji Shangtang, Eli Ahun Qarim, and Abdulla Haret. A fifth man, Abduleziz Haji, has also been identified.
Apr 26, 2019

The photo was posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration showing Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech, April 2017.

Businessman Yu Ming in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. He arrived in the United States to join his wife and daughter in Jan. 2019 through the help of the U.S. government, after being imprisoned for 12 years and tortured nearly to death in labor camps in China for his beliefs in Falun Gong. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
Apr 26, 2019

A recent refugee from China has reported on what he has learned about the persecution of the Uyghur Muslim minority, telling of overstuffed prisons, abuse, torture, and the likely slaughter of prisoners of conscience through organ harvesting.

Apr 26, 2019

Many of China's Belt and Road projects run through Xinjiang Province, home to the Muslim-minority Uighurs who live in intense security. Many sense Belt and Road and Xinjiang's problems are connected.

Apr 26, 2019

UN chief should press Chinese leader on Xinjiang; detained migrants at risk in Tripoli clashes; surge in arrests for critical speech in Myanmar...

Apr 26, 2019

China previously denied the existence of Muslim-minority Uighur re-education camps. Now they're showing them off via government-sponsored trips

Uyghurs and supporters demonstrate in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC on April 6, 2019. Photo: RFA
Apr 26, 2019

A University of Denver professor calls the detainment of Uyghur people in China "a campaign of cultural genocide." 

ideo Surveillance Installation. 8 October 2015. https://commons.wikimedia.org/
Apr 25, 2019

There have been two separate stories doing the media rounds this week relating to Chinese surveillance technology.

Creative Commons photo. https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/photos/2d83aa8f-d375-411a-b2e0-09d1b1331490
Apr 25, 2019

It is now beyond doubt that China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uyghur population of its northwestern province of Xinjiang (which many Uyghurs refer to as East Turkestan) in a region-wide network of detention and “re-education” centers.

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