Day: 4 February 2020

Never Again is Now: The Crisis Confronting China’s Uyghur Muslim Community

Source: Temple Beth Hatfiloh Since 2017, as many as 800,000 – 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang). Nearly all Uyghurs and Kazakhs in China have an immediate family member who is interned in this camp system. This process resonates with […]

German report spells out China human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims

Source: DW The human rights situation in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region has “markedly worsened” in recent years, according to a confidential document compiled by the German Foreign Ministry that was leaked to DW and its German media partners NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Since late 2016, there has been an “alarming increase” in repressive measures and systematic discrimination […]

Two Uyghur Cadres Jailed Over Failure to Confiscate ‘Illegal Religious Text’

Source: RFA Two Uyghur cadres in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been sentenced to prison over an Islamic book, according to sources, in a case highlighting how even those loyal to the ruling Communist Party can fall prey to Beijing’s policies in the region. A source with ties to Hotan (in Chinese, […]