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China’s 21st Century Internment Camps in the Uyghur Region

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:19 -- Uyghur1
Chinese Officials attending opening ceremony of new Internment camp in the region

China’s 21stCentury Internment Camps in the Uyghur Region 

                     The Report was commisioned by Rebiya Kadder ,leader of Uyghur movement in exile and the president of International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation

                     

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URGENT ACTION: 30 RELATIVES OF UIGHUR ACTIVIST ARBITRARILY DETAINED

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:44 -- Uyghur1

Source: Amnesty International

Chinese authorities have detained up to 30 relatives of Uighur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer, who currently lives in the United States. Among the detained are Kadeer’s sisters, brothers, sons, grandchildren and extended relatives. It is unclear when they were taken away, and they are presumed to be arbitrarily detained at an “education centre”. They are at high risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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New Method of Repression in Xinjiang? Shoot first. "Anti-Terrorism" Second

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:22 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Photo: NTD Television

Chinese authorities defined multiple explosions on Friday in Xinjiang Aksu as a so-called "violence and horror" case. Six people were shot and five people arrested including two ladies; another six people died in the explosion. Commentators said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a new method to suppress the rebels. They shoot Uyghurs continuously and frame them as terrorists.

Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti detained again

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:58 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009. Photo: RFA

Reporters Without Borders is worried about Uyghur academic and citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, who was arrested at his Beijing home on 15 January and has been held at an unknown location ever since. "We call for Tohti's immediate release in view of the clearly arbitrary and illegal nature of his arrest and detention," Reporters Without Borders said. "It shows how the authorities keep cracking down on the Uyghur community, including those who just freely express their views and inform the world about the disastrous human right situation in the far-west province of Xinjiang."

Uyghur Human Rights Project urges international community to maintain vigilance on the condition of Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:49 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Professor Ilham Tohti lecturing in a classroom at Minzu University of China, Beijing

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its concern for the condition of Ilham Tohti, who was arbitrarily detained by Beijing and Xinjiang police on January 15, 2014. UHRP calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately release Mr. Tohti and to return all personal property, including data, confiscated from Mr. Tohti during the raid on his home in Beijing. UHRP also commends the strong statements issued by the US State Department and European Union regarding Ilham Tohti’s arbitrary detention and asks officials from concerned governments to sustain pressure on China for Mr. Tohti’s unconditional release.

Historical Narratives and Uyghur Marginalization in China’s Development of Xinjiang

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:56 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Uyghur Men

The bleak outlook for Uyghurs hoping to succeed in this Han dominated system has led to increased tension drawn upon ethnic lines. Protests against the Han influx became increasingly violent during the 1990s in response to the CCP’s tightening grip on Xinjiang’s administration. Although protests decreased in the early 2000s, the riots of 2009 were a bloody wake-up call to the worsening state of Uyghur-Han relations. The Chinese government, however, blamed these acts of violence not on state policy but on the encouragement of international agitators such as Rabiya Qadir, the leader of the World Uyghur Congress. The government labels all Uyghur violence as “terrorist acts” as a way to associate Uyghur separatism with global Islamic extremism and point the blame to causes external to Xinjiang’s domestic situation.

WUC Set to Hold Worldwide Demonstrations

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:34 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Uyghur demonstration in Japan. Photo courtest of Chính's news

Alarmed by recent killings of Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will be coordinating protests around the world to demonstrate outside Chinese embassies and consulates. Taking place between 10 and 13 January 2014, the WUC seeks to draw attention to the Chinese government’s systematic human rights violations, especially extrajudicial killings, against Uyghurs in East Turkestan through such demonstrations, and calls upon all those wishing to show support to attend.

Chinese tightrope walkers' balancing act between Xinjiang and Beijing

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:47 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Like all dawaz performers, the Prince does not use safety equipment. Photograph: Jonathan Kaiman for the Guardian
From the top of the Prince of the Sky's high tower, the pavement below is a vertigo-inducing abstraction, a coarse grey expanse dotted with people-like specks. But the Prince, one of the best tightrope walkers in the world, doesn't think about the pavement. He looks towards his destination – another high tower on a distant hillside – and contemplates the thin steel cable strung across the expanse.
 

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