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.
The incident occurred more than a decade earlier as the son was preparing to get married.
Prayer posture, hair color, and how one wears a watch are now reasons to detain Uyghurs.
However, officials decline to elaborate what constitutes a terrorist video, or religious extremism.
Until recently, authorities avoided harassing relatives of security personnel and public servants.
The move is aimed at Uyghur government workers who fail to uphold Chinese policies in the politically sensitive region.
Abdurehim Heyit may have been arrested for performing a song previously cleared by Chinese censors but that has come under scrutiny during the harsh crackdown in Xinjiang.
Ethnic Kazakhs are being detained for 're-education' on the strength of photos showing them with a Kazakhstan politician.