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In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, Uighur drivers have their vehicles checked at a police check point in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region. While thousands of Uighur Muslims across China’s Xinjiang region are forced into re-education camps, China’s fledgling vision for ethnic unity is taking shape in a village where Han Chinese work and live alongside Uighur minorities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Nov 21, 2018

In this corner of China’s far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert. A Chinese flag flutters above the settlement, and a billboard at the entrance says, “Welcome to the Hotan Unity New Village.”

Nov 21, 2018

There are credible reports, according to the United Nations, that a million or more Uighur Muslims are being held in what amount to internment camps in China. And now, increasingly, their families are speaking out.

Picture by Malcolm Brown
Nov 21, 2018

The Chinese government is receiving increased pressure over its archipelago of mass detention camps, holding approximately one million Uyghurs and

Nov 21, 2018

Chair: Professor Katharine Adeney (Nottingham). Speakers: Dr Rachel Harris (SOAS), Dr Joanne Smith Finley (Newcastle), Dr Rian Thum (Nottingham)

Nov 21, 2018

Dolkun Isa, President of World Uyghur Congress at the Foreign Correspondednts' Club of Japan

Local Communist Party cadres have sealed some doors of Uyghur homes with white strips of paper in villages in Xinjiang – a sign that the inhabitant was accused of wrongdoing.  ANN SCOTT TYSON
Nov 20, 2018

Ann Scott Tyson found reporting especially challenging in the western region of Xinjiang, where she went to witness the impact of China’s forced ‘reeducation’ of its Uyghur minority. But that work produced a rare and nuanced look at the project’s effect.

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
Nov 20, 2018

Among the crimes listed are ‘buying maps’ and ‘refusing to watch state television.’

Nov 20, 2018

I am Uyghur. I have two younger brothers detained in Chinese concentration camps since almost two years, and my mother has been detained for six months. My contacts with my family has been entirely cut off since May this year. I don’t have any other informations about my family now.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014. Photo: RFA
Nov 20, 2018

On Aug 1, 2018, Bilal, a 27-year-old Uighur refugee, died in a Thai immigration detention facility, where he had been held since March 2014. Thai police and volunteers from a local NGO helped with funeral arrangements and Bilal was buried in an Islamic cemetery far from his family and homeland.

Dolkun Isa (L), the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Omer Kanat, chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2018.
Nov 20, 2018

The leader of exiled Uighur people has called for support from the Japanese government to close Chinese detention camps in the ethnicity's autonomous region.

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