Day: 17 September 2019

China: Xinjiang Children Separated from Families

Source: Human Rights Watch Chinese authorities should immediately release to their families children held in “child welfare” institutions and boarding schools in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should cease unnecessarily separating Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim children from their families. Under China’s “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism,” an estimated 1 million Turkic […]

Uighurs pay the price as China perfects its surveillance technology

Source: Arab News In China’s western province of Xinjiang, Beijing is carrying out the most dramatic program of “re-education” since the collapse of the Soviet Union. There are between 10 million and 11 million native Uighurs living in the province. Of those, between 800,000 and 2 million are believed to be interred in re-education camps. […]

China secretly abducted a university president leaving on a trip to Germany and convicted him in a sham trial. Two years on, he may be executed.

Uyghur intellectual Tashpolat Tiyip may be facing imminent execution by the Chinese government after two years of languishing in secret detention, Amnesty International reports. Tiyip was the president of Xinjiang University, and was leaving for Germany with students for a conference in 2017 when he was forcibly detained, one of hundreds of prominent Uyghurs who have disappeared […]