Tag: Uyghurs

China Uses Pandemic For More Persecution of the Uighurs

A high-security facility on the outskirts of the city of Hotan. It is near what human rights activists and others believe is an internment camp holding Uighurs and other members of mostly Muslim ethnic groups in China.…“Uighurs have no choice but to tolerate discrimination, and they will be severely punished if they express their anger,” said Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, a group in Munich that supports self-determination for Xinjiang. “During the epidemic, China has strengthened its prevention and control tactics against Uighurs, fearing that dissatisfaction might lead to confrontation.”..more NYT

Stop the Brainwashing Horror

It’s too horrific to believe this is happening in 2020. 1 million Uyghurs have been brutally detained and brainwashed by the Chinese authorities — children taken away from their parents, women raped, tortured and even sterilized. Sadly, most of our governments aren’t brave enough to speak up. But we won’t be silent! In days, the UN is meeting, and insiders say that a global call to bravery can get key countries to finally challenge China…more: AVAAZ

‘Admit Your Mistakes, Repent’: China Shifts Campaign to Control Xinjiang’s Muslims

KASHGAR, China—Hundreds of discarded metal bed frames lie jumbled in a grassy lot here behind a recently emptied re-education center for ethnic-minority Muslims in northwest China. Red stickers on them read: “Recognize your mistakes, admit your mistakes, repent.” Chinese authorities say everyone has completed their studies at such sites—which Beijing describes as vocational schools. Rights groups and Western governments say that about a million people, most of them Uighurs, have been detained in dozens of such centers across……more: READ THE FULL STORY

Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

Children with forbidden names are prohibited from attending school if their parents refuse to change them…A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.”  RFA.ORG

Uyghurs in China: We Buried the Quran in Our Backyards

Uyghurs in China: We Buried the Quran in Our Backyards –MuslimMatters.org

We are an occupied territory. We know the plights of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine, Kashmir, but why doesn’t the Muslim world know about our struggle?” asks Uyghur diaspora leader from East Turkistan, Anwar Yusuf Turani. He is the founder and prime minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile. Uyghurs are a Turkic people by race and language, Muslim by religion. MUSLIMMATTERS.ORG