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East Turkestan: China Exerts Pressure on Neighbours to Hand Over Uyghurs

East Turkestan: China Exerts Pressure on Neighbours to Hand Over Uyghurs

Detained Uyghurs, including women and children, who fled the Chinese Government’s crackdowns and immigrated to Afghanistan from East Turkestan [Xinjiang], have been sent back to China by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS). These secretive deportations of Uyghurs living in Afghanistan draws attention to China’s …

East Turkestan: Population Struggles to Access Potable Water in Hotan

East Turkestan: Population Struggles to Access Potable Water in Hotan

Hotan’s Water Conservancy Office and the regional Water Conservancy Department released a report stating that more than a million people lack clean water in the prefecture. This is occurring twenty years after the entry into force of a water conservation project meant to give the …

Uygur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike in Thai Prison

Uygur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike in Thai Prison

Around 140 Uyghur refugees, who fled East Turkestan and are currently being held in a prison in Thailand, started a hunger strike on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Their protest aims to raise awareness of the appalling prison conditions and poor food quality, which have already …

Uyghurs Fleeing From Chinese Oppression

Uyghurs Fleeing From Chinese Oppression

The Uighurs (or Uyghurs) are Turkic people who inhabit the western Chinese region of Xinjiang and are often resistant to rule by the Han, the dominant ethnicity in China. Ethnic violence in the region has resulted in hundreds of deaths this year. Bilig Bitig'den Gönderi …

Ilham Tohti Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ilham Tohti Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ilham Tohti was given a life sentence for advocating equal rights for Xinjiang’s minorities. A court in the Xinjiang region of north-west China sentenced the country’s most prominent peaceful advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people to life in prison for inciting separatism on …

On-Going Oppression and Intolerance of China in East Turkestan

On-Going Oppression and Intolerance of China in East Turkestan

China, which oppresses Uyghur Turks by banning some religious duties such as fasting of Muslims through the month of Ramadan, has gone on slaughtering Uyghurs for a month. It is predicted that Chinese military and security forces has killed at least 100 people in the events …

22 Turks Slaughtered in East Turkestan

22 Turks Slaughtered in East Turkestan

In East Turkestan, as a result of the events on Monday and Tuesday, 22 Uyghurs were slaughtered by Chinese security forces. South China Morning Post (SCMP) claimed that 10 civillians died as a result of the events and 22 Uyghurs were killed by the security forces …

Sad Ramadan in East Turkestan under the Oppression of Chinese

Sad Ramadan in East Turkestan under the Oppression of Chinese

East Turkestan, where fasting is banned in Ramadan, has entered a sorrowful and oppressed feast under the repressive regime of China. This year, Chinese government made the Ramadan Feast being delayed to the second day, which sounds to be one of the deterrence policy of China. …

Ramadan Fasting Banned in East Turkestan

Ramadan Fasting Banned in East Turkestan

This year, China has forbidden civil servants, teachers and students to take part in Ramadan fasting in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) again. Every year, university students are openly forbidden to fast during the month of Ramadan or to show any pious behaviour (also expressed on Human …