East Turkistan News

Ethnic Uighurs Protest Chinese Security Crackdown

BEIJING — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. Overseas Uighur activists said they planned demonstrations Thursday in 14 countries in total, including the U.S., Australia and Turkey. More than a ... Read More »

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody

Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener A prominent Uyghur Islamic scholar has died in Chinese police custody, some 40 days after he was detained in the Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi, overseas Uyghur organizations said on Monday. Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, died “in custody,” about 40 days after he, his daughter ... Read More »

Six Uyghurs Caught Escaping From a Thai Jail Could be Sent Back to China

Of 25 ethnic minority Uyghurs from China who broke out of a Thai immigration detention center after tunneling through an exterior wall this week, 19 have remained uncaught after police detained six during and after the daring escape. Local media reports said Chinese officials have stepped up the pressure on Thai police to repatriate the six who were redetained, but ... Read More »

Uyghur ‘Political Criminals’ Jailed Without Trial in East Turkistan (Xinjiang)’s Kashgar Prefecture

Chinese occupation Authorities in Kashgar (in East Turkistan, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s East Turkistan  (Xinjiang) region, are convicting ethnic Uyghur “political criminals” without trial and only notifying their families after sentencing them to prison, according to sources. Since April, thousands of Uyghurs accused of harboring “extremist” and “politically incorrect” views have been detained in political re-education camps and prisons ... Read More »

China Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet Filters

HONG KONG — The Chinese government is shutting down the mobile service of residents in Xinjiang who use software that lets them circumvent Internet filters, escalating an already aggressive electronic surveillance strategy in the country’s fractious western territory. Starting last week, shortly after terrorist attacks in Paris, the local police began cutting the service of people who had downloaded foreign messaging ... Read More »

chinese occupation Kill 17 Suspects in Xinjiang Attack, Including Seven Women and Children

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suspects-11172015175006.html Authorities in northwest China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region East Turkestan  have killed 17 suspects from three families, including women and children, they accused of carrying out an attack that left 50 people dead and injured 50 others at a coal mine, according to the government and local sources. “All terrorists were killed on the 56th day of a ... Read More »

Repatriated Uyghurs Forced To Make Film About Fleeing China For Thailand

  Repatriated Uyghurs Forced To Make Film About Fleeing China For Thailand 23-10-2015 Radio Free Asia, 2015-10-21 Authorities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have been publicly showing a film about two Uyghurs forcibly repatriated from Thailand as a deterrent to others in the area not to flee the country and seek asylum elsewhere, a local Communist Party cadre and police officers ... Read More »

China forces Muslim shop owners to sell alcohol and cigarettes

In an attempt to “weaken” Islam in the country, Muslim shop owners are being forced to sell alcohol and cigarettes07 Mayıs 2015, 23:31   Chinese authorities have ordered that Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners are to sell alcohol and cigarettes in an attempt to “weaken” Islam’s hold on local residents. As reported by Radio Free Asia (RFA), shop owners have also ... Read More »

Uighur exiles confirm deaths in China clash: At least 100 people killed or wounded in Xinjiang, World Uyghur Congress says, in the region’s latest violent incident

Al-Jazeera, 30 July 2014 A clash in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, according to an exile group. Wednesday’s announcement of the fatalities figure came after the attack was reported by Chinese state media late on Tuesday. Xinhua, China’s official news agency, described the ... Read More »

china,s war on Ramadan sees Mmuslim students forces to break fast

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off in downtown Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on May 22. (Cao Zhiheng/AP) Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang(Eastern Turkestan) have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy ... Read More »