Uyghurs

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has urged the Trump administration to hold Beijing "accountable" for their alleged persecution of Uighurs.
The U.S. now wants to punish China for its treatment of a Muslim minority group. In 2002, it let Chinese officials interrogate members of the community at Guantanamo Bay.
“It’s like my kids are in jail. My four children are separated from me and living like orphans.”
Ethnic Uighurs are being rounded up and held in massive prisonlike camps. Here’s what you need to know.
From the U.S. to Russia, Saudi Arabia to Iran, the desire for Chinese cash unites the international community and leaves the Uighurs' prospects looking bleak.
Regular citizens, reporters and rights groups adapted to get the truth out about China's treatment of Uighur Muslims.
A U.N. panel accused China of housing ethnic Uighurs in "a massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."
Celil, a preacher imprisoned for purely political reasons, was convicted as part of China's anti-terrorism campaign, which
After worldwide attention to the crisis coalesced around this harrowing, moving photo, somehow an adult making a glorified selfie is supposed to... what? What is it supposed to do?
China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.
Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk's decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China's ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive.
A musical young couple lines up to buy decorations for Chinese New Year. Crescent moons adorn lamb barbecue stands on a busy
In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists. Uyghurs, a Turkic people indigenous to China's northwest, make up a shocking proportion of those in jail.
Recent separatist attacks include an October 2013 incident in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, in which three Uighurs drove a
In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.
Although overseas observers may have difficulty accurately interpreting Uyghurs' Islamic beliefs, there is no confusion over whether they experience religious control from China's government.
As people across the globe shared their hopes and dreams for 2013 with families and friends at the turn of the New Year, reports that Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin had died in Shaya prison 'sometime in 2011' were still unconfirmed.
The Book Fair and the British Council had an opportunity to uphold cherished British values of free speech and send a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party that Beijing cannot export its censorship to a free western democracy. But they chose not to do so.
If the Chinese government is serious about bringing prosperity to all ethnicities in East Turkestan with its new development plans, it needs to work aggressively to end open discrimination in the employment sector for Uyghurs.
All the talk of the Arab Spring painfully reminds us that life for the Uighur people resembles a cruel, endless winter. That is why the United States must use the occasion of future Chinese President Xi's visit to take the lead, and begin the thaw we pray for.