Day: 21 December 2019

Uyghur Developer Confirmed Jailed For Life, Dozens of Relatives and Employees Sentenced

Source: RFA One of the wealthiest Uyghurs in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has been confirmed jailed for life after his whereabouts were unknown for more than three years, according to sources, who said dozens of his relatives and employees have also been sentenced to prison. Eli […]

Daughter of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Accepts Sakharov Prize For Her Father

Source: RFA The daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti accepted the European Parliament’s 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on his behalf on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to protest China’s policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Tohti, a former professor of economics at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, was […]

Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan While Parents in Jail, Internment Camp

Source: RFA A five-year-old Uyghur boy who was left in the care of grandparents because his parents are incarcerated for religious and political reasons was found frozen to death in a ditch in Hotan (Hetian, in Chinese) prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), residents told RFA’s Uyghur Service. RFA confirmed that both parents […]