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Pressuring the Families of Uyghur Refugees

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Uyghur demonstrators stage a protest rally against China in Stockholm, July 9, 2009.   Chinese authorities are confiscating the passports of parents whose children seek asylum in Europe. Read More »

Striker’s Health at Risk

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Photo courtesy of the Abduweli family. Kerem Abduweli as a young man in an undated photo. Family members of an imprisoned Uyghur who fasted in protest say his life is in danger.The family of a prominent Uyghur Read More »

Muslims are banned from fasting during Ramadan in China

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Muslims are banned from fasting during Ramadan in China By Al Arabiya Chinese Muslim officials as well as students under the age of 18 are not allowed to fast during Ramadan. (Reuters) Read More »

East Turkestan meets Tiananmen

Well wearing an East Turkistan (Uyghur Xinjiang) beanie in Tiananmen Square is a sure way to get noticed, if not arrested. I don’t know whether the girl is an Uyghur or perhaps just unaware of the significance of the blue, crescent moon and star image. http://storify.com/ChinaLetter/east-turkistan-meets-tiananmen Read More »

East Turkistans History

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East Turkestan, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, lies in the very heart of Asia. Situated along the fabled ancient Silk Road, it has been a prominent centre of commerce for more than 2000 years. The land of East Turkestan gave birth to many great civilizations and at various points of history it has been a ... Read More »

East Turkestans Geography

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East Turkestancovers an area of 1.82 million square kilometers, which is twice as large as the Republic of Turkey or four times as large as the American state of California. More than 43 percent of East Turkestan is covered by deserts and another 40 percent is covered by mountain ranges. The main characteristic of this huge land is two basins ... Read More »

Uyghur Language

Uyghur formerly known as Eastern Turki is a Turkic language spoken in East Turkestan mainly, by the Uyghur ethnic group. It is spoken around 20 million in East Turkistan. Uyghur is also spoken by some 1.000,000 in Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan and there are Uyghur-speaking communities in Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Austiria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Findland, France, Germany, Mongolia, Noway, Netherlands, Pakistan,  ... Read More »