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Egyptian women walk near Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, July 14, 2016.
Oct 30, 2017

After being interrogated by a Uyghur official, the students went missing from Tora Prison.

An ethnic Uyghur woman pushes her children on a tricycle in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China on June 28, 2017.
Oct 30, 2017

In a broad campaign to increase pressure on Uyghurs overseas, including those in Canada, Chinese authorities are using coercive measures on family members, recruiting people to spy and sending threats to get many from the ethnic minority group to return to China, Nathan VanderKlippe reports

Ablikim Abdureyim (R) poses with his siblings following his release from prison in Urumqi, May 31, 2015.  Photo courtesy of Rebiya Kadeer
Oct 27, 2017

The number includes 11 immediate family members, two of whom have served prior jail terms.

An elderly Uyghur man prepares to get his beard massaged at a barber shop in the city of Aksu, July 17, 2014.
Oct 26, 2017

Reports of older detainees suggest authorities are casting a wide net to meet camp quotas.

Women and children outside a shopping mall as a TV screen broadcasts President Xi Jinping and his newly elected members of the Politburo in Beijing on Oct. 25. (Andy Wong/AP)
Oct 25, 2017

President Xi Jinping this week heralded the dawn of a “New Era” for China. But, so far, the era offers little new for Chinese women.

A man talks on the phone in Beijing, China, March 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Oct 24, 2017

Police, AI Giant Collaboration in Legal Gray Area

This photo taken in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region in 2015, shows a Uyghur man and boy near a statue of Mao Zedong meeting with a Uyghur. Reports stated that thousands of Uyghurs have recently been sent to re-education camps in Xinjiang. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)
Oct 24, 2017

Lack of a response from the international community is surprising in the face of mounting evidence

The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years.
Oct 24, 2017

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Oct 24, 2017

Security researchers say a hacking group likely linked to the Chinese government is conducting targeted surveillance against a Chinese ethnic minority, known as the Uyghurs, through the deployment of sophisticated mobile malware, according to new evidence published Friday by U.S. cybersecurity firm Lookout.

Dredging worker Maihemuti Saibuduli goes down a karez to repair it in Turpan, China, in 2015.
Oct 23, 2017

Tahir Tomur steps out of his car and looks in astonishment at the side of a dusty street, where a hole the size of a large sewer grate has been piled full of dirt and refuse.

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