East Turkestan & the Uyghurs
For a few weeks we have been following an increasing amount of information regarding the arrest of the Uyghur Professor at Beijing Central Minorities University, Ilham Tohti.
Chinese authorities said Friday that 11 people, believed to be ethnic minority Uyghurs, were killed when they allegedly attacked a police patrol in the latest deadly violence in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region.
The ambassador in charge of Ottawa's Office of Religious Freedom defends his mission to support global communities under threat. But some critics see the office as a political tool.
The police in Xinjiang, the ethnically divided region in far western China, fatally shot eight people on Friday after what the state-run news media described as an attack by assailants armed with bombs made from gas cylinders.
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today expressed deep concern over the recent arrest and continued detention of economics professor and Uyghur rights advocate Ilham Tohti.
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arrest and enforced disappearance of Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti and calls on the Chinese government to release him immediately.