Pezilet Bekri had overseen authorities hauling members of her ethnic group into custody in Kashgar.
Simply showing an interest in taking a trip outside of China is enough to warrant arrest.
Officials say those born post-1980 are ‘violent’ and susceptible to ‘extremist’ influence.
Officials say arrests have increased since the beginning of the month, with a focus on women.
The young man had been detained in 2016 after returning from a trip to Turkey.
A Uyghur in Turkey says he recently learned that his sister was detained in a political re-education camp by authorities in Xinjiang.
He calls for global efforts to reject the extraterritorial targeting of dissidents.
The young girl suffered serious burns after being scalded by an overturned pot of boiling water.
Another RFA reporter reveals missing relatives, as CPJ calls detentions of family members a 'cruel, if not barbaric, tactic.'
The program is designed to identify possible threats to Chinese control in the restive Uyghur region.
He is supported by his instructor, who tells Chinese students they must respect opposing views.
Mihray Jume, 37, was picked up by a policeman in recent weeks and taken to join untold thousands in numerous re-education camps across Xinjiang.
Kuala Lumpur vows the action it takes “will not hurt the feelings of any country.”
Prominent geographic scientist Tashpolat Teyip is said to be "cooperating with the ongoing investigation” but details of his case are scant.
The Uyghur rights advocate and former web administrator is nearing the start of the eighth year of a life term in prison.
The campaign is widespread and seeks to undermine faith in Islam, sources say.
Marco Rubio calls attention to widespread DNA collection of Uyghurs.
The fugitives who broke out of Thai detention cells last year have been arrested, Malaysian security officials say.
The daily classes keep tabs on Uyghurs who are not suspected of committing any offenses.
Tursun Ablet was told he could spend up to five years in a camp unless he learned the lyrics.
A Kazakh national recalls seven months in detention in Xinjiang for alleged ‘terrorist activities.’
Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, had been detained about 40 days before his death.
‘Overflow’ led authorities to truck as many as 640 inmates to alternate camps, a source said.
The system notifies police via linked security cameras when individuals roam too far from ‘safe areas.’
A local security chief says more than 30,000 are from Kashgar city alone.
Sources say existing conditions are worsened in the region’s overcrowded facilities.
Accused by China of promoting separatism, the Uyghur academic had only asked Beijing to uphold its own autonomy laws, supporters say.
Halmurat Ghopur is being investigated for exhibiting ‘nationalistic tendencies,’ sources say.
Local officials had said detainees would be freed after the sensitive annual meeting.
US lawmakers warn Washington to avoid condoning restrictions in the name of counterterrorism.