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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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Detained Beijing-Based Uyghur Scholar Taken to Xinjiang?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:29 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. Photo: RFA

Chinese authorities detained the Central University for Nationalities professor on Jan. 15 but have refused to say where he is being held, accusing him of leading a separatist group that advocates violence to overthrow Chinese rule in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) — charges which Guzelnur totally refuted.

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."

Beijing Claims 12 Dead in Clashes in Xinjiang

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:58 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Guzailai Nu'er, the wife of Ilham Tohti, conducts an interview with Reuters by a phone from window of her house in Beijing, January 17, 2014. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)

Twelve people died in clashes with police in the troubled Xinjiang autonomous region in western China on Friday, after causing explosions at a hair salon and a vegetable market, says state-controlled news agency Xinhua in an unverified report. The news agency said six assailants were gunned down by police, while six others died after setting off explosives. Five people were also arrested in what the police described as a “premeditated terrorist attack.”

China official seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang blasts

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:48 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Muslim Uyghurs attend afternoon prayers at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, 17 September 2003, in northwest China's Xinjiang province. (Photo: RFA)

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official called for stricter management of religious activities, state media said on Monday, following explosions in China's western region of Xinjiang which authorities say were masterminded by a religious extremist. Police shot dead six people and six more died when explosives they were carrying detonated in Xinhe county, according to weekend media reports. Blasts struck a beauty salon and a vegetable market.

China's Wild West The Problem With Beijing's Xinjiang Policy

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:30 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Chinese military police ride past a Uighur woman on main street in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, July 2009. (Nir Elias / Courtesy Reuters)

Last October, a sport-utility vehicle sped onto a crowded Beijing sidewalk and exploded at the foot of Tiananmen gate, killing five people and injuring nearly 40 others. In the aftermath of the attack, the Chinese government declared the explosion an act of terrorism committed by Islamic jihadists from western China. Meanwhile, the foreign media turned the spotlight on the home province of the attackers -- China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region -- where some nine million Turkic-speaking Muslims, known as Uighurs, have lived under the control of the Chinese Communist Party since 1950. This arrangement has not been altogether peaceful; just this week, for example, local police gunned down six people in the city of Xinhe.

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