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.
The men were accused of acts of ‘extremism,’ including unauthorized religious pilgrimages.
A Uyghur former village chief says Party loyalty couldn’t save his family from a crackdown.
They live in cramped quarters while as many as 1,000 detainees are admitted every few days.
The missing man was a former Chinese government official who recently emigrated to neighboring Kazakhstan, falling foul of a crackdown by authorities in Xinjiang.
Tipsters are getting paid for info on ‘terrorists,’ as well as ‘disloyal’ officials and public figures.
They say the claims lack evidence and are part of a bid to further exert control over Xinjiang.
The young men willingly heeded a call to leave their studies, but were immediately imprisoned.
Spies can earn up to US $760,000 for info on planned ‘terror attacks.’
The Kazakhs are held under administrative detention for possessing material deemed to incite ethnic hatred and promote terrorism, officials say.
Government officials are sent to live in the homes of ethnic minority families for a week, as Uyghur police officers are subjected to additional security checks.
More than 3,300 of Bullaqsu’s residents are jailed or in political re-education camps.
The campaign is a ‘gross violation’ of human rights, a watchdog says.
Her husband says she was illegally arrested after applying for a passport.
The order comes amid a clampdown during China’s annual Communist Party Congress.
Their crops spoiled while they were forced to attend ‘Congress studies,’ sources say.
The well-respected scholar and rights advocate is serving a life term in prison for calling for greater rights for the Uyghur people.
Manat Hamit of Burultokay county in Xinjiang's Altay region was jailed for more than 16 years over files found on his computer.
Huseyin Imintohti had applied for protection through the United Nations’ refugee agency.
Those who haven’t been taken away to ‘political study centers’ are being forced to learn Mandarin, including the elderly.
Wanna Suansan allegedly rented apartments in the Bangkok suburbs for suspected militants to construct bombs.
Officials recapture five, but report others could have crossed into Malaysia.
Officials are ordering Muslims in Xinjiang to hand in any religious items, as well as clothing and other goods from neighboring Kazakhstan.
Dolkun Isa, former general secretary of the World Uyghur Congress, is elected president, with Rebiya Kadeer elevated to a supervisory role.
Up to 500 ethnic Kazakh owners of businesses large and small are detained and 'sent to Yining city,' a local resident says.