East Turkestan & the Uyghurs

Uighur refugees deserve freedom

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 13:53 -- Uyghur3

On Aug 1, 2018, Bilal, a 27-year-old Uighur refugee, died in a Thai immigration detention facility, where he had been held since March 2014. Thai police and volunteers from a local NGO helped with funeral arrangements and Bilal was buried in an Islamic cemetery far from his family and homeland.

Cracks show in China’s vision for model ethnic unity village

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 13:41 -- Uyghur3

HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China (AP) — In this corner of China’s far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert. A Chinese flag flutters above the settlement, and a billboard at the entrance says, “Welcome to the Hotan Unity New Village.”

Trump administration weighs sanctions against Chinese officials over internment camps for Uyghurs

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 13:57 -- Uyghur3

The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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