Azat Sultan was targeted for preaching ‘separatist ideas’ at the school, a former colleague said.
The four may be detained in the region’s network of political ‘re-education camps.’
The five are the first to be identified from among dozens of the school’s teachers believed detained.
Rushengul Tashmuhemmet is held by immigration for an unspecified ‘problem’ with her passport.
The husband and mother of a Uyghur woman held in a political ‘re-education camp’ appeal for help in freeing her.
Thousands are held in Hotan prefecture's Keriye county alone, sources say.
World Uyghur Congress officials welcome US sanctions talk and other signs of support for Uyghurs facing harsh repression under Chinese rule.
Reports by local officials contradict a statement by a Chinese diplomat who says the region has more mosques per capita than other nations.
A Uyghur living in Turkey discusses the arrests of more than a dozen of his relatives in Xinjiang.
The four are accused of publishing ‘two-faced’ articles in the paper’s Uyghur language section.
Meanwhile, authorities in a nearby county are specifically targeting state employees for detention.
They say ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the region are facing a ‘human rights crisis.’
Around 22,000 people are held in three camps in Toqsun township, a police station employee says.
His death highlights how mass detentions in the region have left children to fend for themselves.
The man’s brother says he was targeted for holding on to assets after the fund’s forced closure.
His tenants have been told to go back to Xinjiang, where authorities will be told of their 'situation," a police source says.
Panel members question a Chinese delegation over mass detentions and religious restrictions.