Year: 2020

Document confirms brutal treatment of Uyghurs in China

Source: UCA NEWS Fresh reports have emerged about the extent of the crackdown by Chinese authorities against Muslim Uyghurs in the central region of Xinjiang after a leaked internal Communist Party document was obtained by German media. And on Feb. 21 Amnesty International released case studies showing how China is systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Chinese Muslim […]

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 […]

The Ghulja Massacre: remembering China’s brutal crackdown on a peaceful Xinjiang protest

Source: Hongkong Free Press By Zubayra Shamseden, Chinese Outreach Coordinator, Uyghur Human Rights Project It was horrifying to hear that my sister Mesture, who was in severe pain going into labour with her first child Nazife, was unable to go to the hospital in Ghulja city on February 5, 1997 because a blockade had been […]

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, […]

This dissident leaked explosive documents depicting China’s brutal treatment of Uighurs

Source: PBS The U.S. says more than a million Uighur Muslims are in detention or camps in China’s vast northwest Xinjiang province. The Chinese government counters that it is focused on the “re-education” of extremists. But in her first television interview, a Uighur dissident describes this Chinese repression as a repeat of the Holocaust. Special […]

Uyghurs in Xinjiang Ordered to Replace Traditional Décor With Sinicized Furniture

Source: RFA Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are ordering Uyghurs to “modernize” the interiors of their homes by ridding them of traditional ethnic decor and adding Sinicized furniture, largely to the benefit of majority Han Chinese entrepreneurs, sources said. In recent months, officials in the XUAR have been promoting the “Sanxin […]