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.
The detainees are held in three well-fortified facilities on the outskirts of the county seat.
An audio recording provides a rare glimpse into Beijing’s justification for the camp network.
An official says there are no plans to release the approximately 6,000 detainees.
New estimates suggest 30 percent of the region’s Uyghurs are made to undergo political ‘re-education' in camps or daily sessions.
State media reports on the proposal, as well as a plan to outfit Muslim pilgrims with GPS devices.
The lawmakers call on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appeal for their unconditional release.
Beijing faces high-level criticism in Washington for violating the rights of the Muslim minority.
Veteran Chinese dissident Hu Jia calls for international scrutiny to protect jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti
Men who escaped from a Thai detention center could face deportation to China.
If the students do not take part in the campaign, they cannot re-enroll in their universities.
Authorities in Xinjiang put scissors to skirts in public to enforce a ban on long skirts worn by ethnic minorities.
Tursun Izchi, who was injured in the Chinese military crackdown on Uyghurs amid ethnic unrest in Urumchi, recalls events on the ninth anniversary.
Officials confirm she had been held for a year after being accused of ‘religious extremism.’
They are sent to facilities where conditions are reportedly overcrowded and ‘terrible.’
A judicial department official confirms that authorities have a ‘target’ to meet.
Former inmates and relatives describe beatings, torture and humiliation of detainees, as well as deaths from ill-health and violence.