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Jan 3, 2020

The Council of Representatives has expressed deep concern over the inhumane and painful conditions to which Uighur Muslims in China are subjected, including the detention of more than one million Muslims in mass detention camps, denial of their most basic rights, the removal of their children, wives and families, their prevention of prayer, worship and religious practices, confronting murder, ill-treatment and torture.

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
Jan 3, 2020

Human beings frequently turn to historical analogies in their attempts to comprehend contemporary developments.

Guzire Awulqanqizi in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Guzire Awulqanqizi
Jan 3, 2020

Gulzire Awulqanqizi says she is on a list of people Beijing wants Nur-Sultan to send home.

Jan 2, 2020

Uyghur poet Aziz Isa Elkun fled China's far western Xinjiang region more than 20 years ago.

Image: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, and other senior CCP officials greet delegates to the "National Ethnic Unity Advancement Commendation Conference" (全国民族团结进步表彰大会, Quanguo Minzu Tuanjie Jinbu Biaozhang Dahui), held in Beijing on September 27. (Source: Zhongguo Zhengfu Wang)
Jan 2, 2020

The recent leak of secret Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents in Xinjiang provides irrefutable evidence of the CCP’s radical plan to fundamentally remake Xinjiang society and transform the thoughts and behaviour of its Muslim minorities

Jan 2, 2020

We interviewed Georgetown University Professor James Millward at the NEXT China 2019 Conference in New York City on November 21, 2019 for his thoughts on the Uyghur Crisis in Xinjiang.

Pictured: The author with Ablikim in 2015, the last time they met.
Jan 2, 2020

I met Ablikim for the first time in late 2014 at a Uyghur house party in a neighborhood in Southern Ürümchi.

Jan 2, 2020

Dozens of Jordanians on Tuesday participated in a protests against China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslim in China’s Xinjiang province.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  August 10, 2019. Photo:  Gage Skidmore
Jan 2, 2020

Mike Bloomberg was presiding over his inaugural Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore in 2018 when, to the surprise of some in the audience, he gushed about one of China’s top government officials.

ABIM president Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said the Xinjiang minority Muslim community were widely known to be under Chinese persecution and faced atrocities that had been well documented by recognised international bodies. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Dec 31, 2019

The Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (Abim) today called on the Chinese government to stop “playing with political propaganda” concerning the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang by inviting Malaysians to visit the province.

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