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Uighur author tells of imprisonment and China attacks

Paris - Gulbahar Haitiwaji knew that China would not be happy about her book describing nearly three years of imprisonment, brainwashing and harassment at the hands of the authorities simply because she is Uighur.

China targets Uighurs with more prosecutions, longer prison terms: HRW

Bejing - China has dramatically increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang through the formal court system, handing out long prison terms for dubious charges such as "picking quarrels" and giving gifts to overseas relatives, a rights group said ...

US, UK vow action after report of sexual violence against Uighurs

London - The United States and Britain on Thursday reacted with horror and vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed harrowing accounts of torture and sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

Washington - The United States declared Tuesday that China is carrying out genocide against the Uighurs and other mostly Muslim people, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dramatically raising pressure over Beijing's sweeping incarceration of minorities on his last...

UK and Canada condemn Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain and Canada on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations and "barbarism" against its Uighur minority and announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of being made using forced labour.

UK condemns Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations amounting to "barbarism" against its Uighur minority, as it announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of using forced labour.

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Medina - His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing.

China denies detained Uighur academic was sentenced to death

Bejing - China denied on Friday that detained Uighur academic Tashpolat Tiyip was secretly tried and sentenced to death, after UN experts demanded answers from Beijing.

Riot police break up Hong Kong rally for China's Uighurs

Fpo - Hong Kong riot police broke up a solidarity rally for China's Uighurs on Sunday -- with one officer drawing a pistol -- as the city's pro-democracy movement likened their plight to that of the oppressed Muslim minority.

'We're next': Hong Kongers rally for China's Uighurs

Fpo - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters rallied in solidarity with China's Uighurs on Sunday in a move likely to infuriate Beijing as they likened their plight to that of the oppressed Muslim minority.

China slams EU parliament over Uighur sanctions resolution

Bejing - Beijing on Friday accused the European Parliament of hypocrisy, after a resolution called for targeted sanctions against Chinese officials over the treatment of the Uighur minority.

China calls EU rights prize-winning Uighur 'a terrorist'

Bejing - China called jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti a "terrorist" on Thursday and refused to confirm whether he was still alive, after his daughter accepted a European Parliament human rights award on his behalf.

US says China 'can't hide' Uighur plight after Arsenal retaliation

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday denounced China for its heavy-handed actions against Arsenal over footballer Mesut Ozil's support for incarcerated Uighurs, saying Beijing could not hide reality.

China says Arsenal's Ozil 'deceived by fake news'

Shanghai - China accused Mesut Ozil Monday of being "deceived by fake news" and said he should visit Xinjiang to see for himself after the Arsenal footballer decried the treatment of the region's Uighur minority.

China says Ozil 'deceived by fake news' on Uighurs

Bejing - China said Monday that Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil was "deceived by fake news" after he posted criticism of Beijing's treatment of its Uighur minority, and urged him to visit Xinjiang to see for himself.

China's diplomatic push in Asia sees mixed results: study

Bejing - China has spent billions of dollars to project soft power in Asia but it has struggled to win the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens in parts of the region, a study said Tuesday.

For Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family

Istanbul - Abdullah Rasul has so little contact with his family in China that it took three months for him to find out that his father was dead.

World Bank says 'no indication' China misused loan for Uighur schools

Washington - The World Bank said Thursday it is again reviewing a loan to China to provide vocational education to the Muslim Uighur minority, but has "no indication" the funds were used for anything other than schooling.

'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Apo - Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

Rights group calls for China sanctions over mass detentions

Bejing - The international community should impose sanctions on China over its treatment of minorities in its far west region, Human Rights Watch said Monday, where as many as one million people may have been swept up in mass detentions.

No place to hide: exiled Chinese Uighurs feel state's long reach

Paris - Sitting on the terrace of a Paris cafe, a young Chinese woman glances nervously at her mobile phone as a message from a police officer in her native Xinjiang region pops up.

Protests Fail to Stop Cambodia Sending 20 Uighurs Back to China

Protests from both the U.S. and the United Nations have failed to stop the authorities in Cambodia from returning 20 asylum-seeking Uighurs to China.

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