A leading researcher explains why Beijing’s bid to integrate the Uyghur people is unlikely to succeed.
Alimjan Emet was beaten to death after denying allegations he had prayed in secret.
Ambassador Nathan Sales calls the claims a pretext to ‘wage war on religion’ in the region.
They also demand unfettered access for UN experts to camps in the region.
Mihrabs are traditionally built into homes to signify the direction one faces when praying.
Officials say Chinese minders bring alcohol and pork, and expect every household member to partake.
Experts believe the July 5, 2009 violence marked a turning point leading to today’s mass internment camps.
Mujahid Yusof Rawa had described the camp as a “training and vocational center.”
Qaharjan Qawul had been detained for calling ‘blacklisted’ families and traveling to Turkey.
But rights groups dismiss his remarks as propaganda and call him a traitor to the Uyghur community.
Aytursun Eli was targeted by police after she travelled to Dubai for her tourist agency.
China has detained hundreds of thousands of Muslims accused of extremism, while Rohingya continue to face violence at the hands of Myanmar’s military.
One Indonesian Muslim leader praised the internment camps as “great” for teaching Uyghurs life skills.
Chinese authorities entered the embassy grounds and removed the family before returning them to Xinjiang.
Washington says “highly inappropriate” visit risks endorsing Beijing’s problematic view of the Uyghur issue.
Reports suggest Nurmemet Tohti was only released after becoming incapacitated by diabetes and heart disease.
If accepted, Michele Bachelet would become the highest level UN official to visit the region.
The five-year-old girl’s body was recovered from a river nearly a week after she died, sources say.