Day: 20 February 2020

Advocates say coronavirus spread would be ‘catastrophic’ for detainees of Chinese internment camps

Source: ipolitics Advocates are urging the federal government to take action amid concern the spread of the coronavirus would have devastating consequences for the 3 million Uyghur Muslims and other minority groups detained in Chinese internment camps. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa Wednesday, Zapaer Alip a coordinator at International Support for Uyghurs, said the […]

Uighurs in China: ‘I didn’t even know if my mum was alive’

Source: BBC Aziz Isa Elkun is one of many Uighur Muslims living in London who have been cut off from contacting their families based in Xinjiang. Since 2016, China has detained more than one million Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang in what they call “educational centres”. However, documents seen by the BBC show that these camps […]

China’s ‘War on Terror’ uproots families, leaked data shows

Source: AP Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor. But as a Chinese government […]