Category Archives: Uighurs

“Two years after the Chinese authorities sentenced the prominent…



“Two years after the Chinese authorities sentenced the prominent Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for promoting separatism and violence, a Swiss-based foundation awarded him a prestigious human rights prize on Tuesday for his efforts to foster dialogue and understanding.”

For more, see Nick Cumming-Bruce, “Ilham Tohti, Uighur Scholar in Chinese Prison, Is Given Human Rights Award,” The New York Times (11 October 2016)

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“Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan are…



"Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan are deporting large numbers of ethnic minority Uyghurs back to the troubled region of Xinjiang following deadly knife attacks at the Kunming railway station at the beginning of the month, local residents and an exile group said on Wednesday."

See “China Deports Hundreds of Uyghur Residents from Yunnan,” Radio Free Asia (12 March 2014)

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