BOSTON, United States - Maria Mohammad, a 49-year-old Uighur mother of three, has not seen her husband in more than three years.
An unlikely grouping of federal parliamentarians from across the political spectrum has condemned China's unprecedented crackdown against Muslim minorities and urged a strong response from Australia and the international community.
The security agents came for Adeham Abliz late on a Thursday night.
That day, September 8, 2016, had been much like any other in the 59-year-old Uighur man’s life in the city of Ghulja in north-western China.
- The Chinese government is receiving more and more heat over its persecution of the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority in the country's west.
- Beijing is responding by trying to stoke Islamophobia in Western countries to justify its controversial policies and even accuse those countries of hypocrisy.
A proposed legislation has for the first time urged the United States government to slap sanctions on China for alleged brutal crackdown on its Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region bordering Pakistan and Central Asia.
Istanbul. President Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Turkey has shared with Western allies, are "appalling" and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.
Khashoggi, a critic of de facto Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 in a hit which Erdogan says was ordered at the "highest levels" of the Saudi government.