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Dec 6, 2018

China is trying, after G20, to negotiate its way out of the current trade war with the U.S.. But tariffs aren’t the only problem it’s facing in Washington. Lawmakers have started paying attention to [alleged] human rights abuses against the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority in Northwest China. In August,...

Dec 6, 2018

To mark Human Rights Day on December 10, 2018, Tibetans across the world will join Uyghur, Southern Mongolians, Chinese, and Hong Kong activists to demand what they should be guaranteed: their rights and freedoms.

Michelle Bachelet. Wikimedia.
Dec 6, 2018

The United Nations has requested direct access to "re-education camps" in China's Xinjiang province, where more than one million Muslim majority Uyghurs have reportedly been imprisoned.

Dec 5, 2018

When Chinese state authorities prepared to release Gulbahar Jelil, an ethnic Uyghur woman born and raised in Kazakhstan, they told her that she was forbidden to tell anyone about what she had experienced over the one year, three months, and 10 days in which she was detained…
She didn’t listen.

Banner image courtesy of Roy Cheung/Flickr.
Dec 5, 2018

Chinese students of Han ethnicity don’t worry about getting sent to re-education camps, they fear their Uyghur language teachers will one day disappear.

Uighur American activist Rushan Abbas protests the Chinese government's crackdown on Uighurs last month in Switzerland. She believes her aunt and sister are among the detained. @Uighur American activist Rushan Abbas
Dec 5, 2018

Over one million Uighurs are being detained in the Xinjiang region of northwest China — and Rushan Abbas's aunt and sister are likely among them.

A map shows Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Dec 4, 2018

Around one-fifth of the population is detained for ‘inappropriate phone content’ and ‘misdemeanors.’

Dec 3, 2018

Uighurs living in Australia have accused Beijing of using surveillance tactics to silence their community and stop them speaking out about what is happening to their families back in China.

The Xianxian Mosque,Guangzhou. Huangdan2060@ Wikipedia
Dec 3, 2018

The region, which is home to ethnic Chinese Muslims, signs a cooperation agreement to bring Xinjiang's war against terror to its own backyard.

The book cover of "The Kirgiz Nationality ", by Askar Yunus
Nov 30, 2018

Askar Yunus had published work about the golden era of his ethnic group’s history.

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