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Tag: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)

January 24, 2020

Thailand: Uyghur Escape Draws Inter...

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have held up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas in internment camps since April 2017

January 23, 2020

Ninety-Year-Old Uyghur Imam Confirm...

Muhammad, who lives in exile in Boston, recently spoke with RFA’s Uyghur Service to explain how she had learned of Ayup’s detention, as well as the efforts she has since made to determine where he is and if he is still living

December 28, 2019

China Denies Jailed Former Xinjiang...

Mass incarcerations in the XUAR, as well as other policies seen to violate the rights of Uyghurs and other Muslims, have led to increasing calls by the international community to hold Beijing accountable for its actions in the region

December 24, 2019

Uyghur Developer Confirmed Jailed F...

Eli Abdulla, the CEO of Xinjiang Yu Cheng (Jade City) Real Estate Development Ltd.—a company based in the XUAR capital Urumqi that deals in real estate, development, and rentals, as well as the sale of construction materials, chemicals, electronics and mechanical equipment—went missing in mid-2016

December 19, 2019

Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan W...

A five-year-old Uyghur boy who was left in the care of grandparents because his parents are incarcerated for religious and political reasons was found frozen to death in a ditch in Hotan (Hetian, in Chinese) prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), residents told RFA’s Uyghur Service. RFA confirmed that both parents of Nesrulla Yusuptohti, …

December 6, 2019

Brother of Uyghur Linguist Confirme...

Uyghurs in exile say that the charges against Ayup and his partners were politically motivated, after the U.S.-educated linguist’s essays and lectures on maintaining the Uyghur language in schools drew widespread support in China’s Uyghur community

December 5, 2019

Missing Uyghur Tech Company Owner C...

Mass incarcerations in the XUAR, as well as other policies seen to violate the rights of Uyghurs and other Muslims, have led to increasing calls by the international community to hold Beijing accountable for its actions in the region

December 4, 2019

Prominent Uyghur Activist Dies Days...

As a cofounder of the Students Cultural Scientist Union at Xinjiang University along with WUC President Dolkun Isa, Ababekri organized a June 1988 student protest in reaction to Chinese discrimination against Uyghurs, which also called for an end to nuclear tests in the XUAR, democratic elections, and the halt of mass migration of majority Han Chinese to the region, the WUC said in a statement on Nov. 27

November 25, 2019

Expert Says 1.8 Million Uyghurs, Mu...

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have detained up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in as many as 1,300 to 1,400 internment camps, one of the world’s foremost experts on mass incarcerations in the region said in a paper released Sunday

November 20, 2019

Xinjiang ‘Pair Up’ Campaign Hig...

Since late 2017, Muslim—and particularly Uyghur—families in the XUAR have been required to invite officials into their homes and provide them with information about their lives and political views, going back as far as seven generations, while hosts are also subjected to political indoctrination

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