Mandatory name change campaign reflects the sharpening of assimilation policy against Uighurs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:24 -- Kanat
By Guo Cheng and Rizwangul 
Tursun Baqi, the Deputy Party Secretary and Director of the Bureau of Bazhou Quality Supervision Bureau, the First Secretary of the Community and the Working group Leader in Gul Kowruk, Qiemo (Cherchen) Town, Qiemo County took an oath to change his name officially, in front of national flag and 578 communist party cadres and community members declaring:

China Sentenced Uighur Religious Scholar to 17 Years in Prison

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:01 -- Kanat
Abduqadir Mehsum is speaking in CCTV by official appointment
Over the past few years in the ongoing crackdown policies, Chinese officials arrested and detained thousands of Uyghurs in East Turkestan. 
 Abduqadir Mehsum, one of the most prominent Uighur religious scholar, Imam and speaker of Kashgar Idkah mosque,  was removed from his post and sentenced to 24 years, in what his fellow Uyghurs believe is that latest example of China’s crackdown on “two-faced Uighurs” accused of insincerity in supporting government policies.

Rebiya Kadeer: Wilson Center deserves praise for revealing important historical lessons about Chinese policies against Uyghurs

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:18 -- Uyghur1

Like many Uyghur activists in exile, I deeply appreciate the Wilson Center’s publication of English translations of important documents from the Russian State Archive of Modern History, which revealing details of communications between Soviet diplomats and Uyghurs leaders.

Chairs Raise Alarm About Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:47 -- Uyghur1

(Washington D.C.)—The Commission’s 2017 Annual Report highlighted intensified restrictions on religious freedom and oppressive security controls, particularly in ethnic minority regions, including the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The situation has only further deteriorated since the Report’s release in October. Today, Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Chris Smith, the chair and cochairman respectively of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (the Commission), expressed alarm about the human rights crisis in Xinjiang.


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