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World Uyghur Congress president Dolkun Isa speaking to ANI in Geneva on Monday.
Sep 16, 2019

The World Uyghur Congress on Monday came down heavily on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his "double standards" and turning a blind eye towards the issue concerning the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China, saying it is a matter of shame that Islamabad was silent and supporting Beijing's policy on the minority community.

A video showing how people entering a mosque in Xinjiang have to go through a facial recognition scanner (screengrab from the video filmed by Nihad Jariri).
Sep 16, 2019

A video filmed in China in July shows facial recognition scanners at the entrances to several mosques in Ürümqi, the capital of the northwestern region of Xinjiang, home to more than 10 million people from the Uighur Muslim minority.

Former Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (L) at the University of Paris in an undated photo. Nury Teyip
Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a renowned scholar of geography and former president of Xinjiang University (XJU), is suspected to be at risk of execution as he nears the end of the two-year reprieve of his death sentence.

Sep 13, 2019

China is in danger of losing its grip over Tibet and Xinjiang and needs a radical reset of its ethnic policies, experts suggest.

Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (R) with unidentified man, May 16, 2014.  Xinhua News Agency
Sep 13, 2019

A prominent Chinese Uyghur may be facing imminent execution by the Chinese government, Amnesty International warns. Tashpolat Tiyip was seized while leaving for a trip to Germany, and has been held in unknown conditions since.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Taken on February 27, 2015. Photo: Gage Skidmore
Sep 13, 2019

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill aimed at countering the Chinese regime’s human rights abuses in the Muslim-practicing region of Xinjiang in the country’s northwest.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Sep 13, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act crosses a major hurdle to becoming law.

Nihad Jariri in Kashgar city, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), July 2019.  Photo courtesy of Nihad Jariri
Sep 13, 2019

Nihad Jariri says Beijing’s policies in the region are ‘suffocating’ and ‘feeding extremism.’

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
Sep 13, 2019

Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.

Sep 13, 2019

An accomplished professional disappeared in one of the detention camps called “professional schools” by the CCP. A new website launched to aid her liberation.

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