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A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.(Reuters)

Chinese hackers used Facebook to target Uighurs abroad

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 11:55 PM IST
The social media company said the hackers, known as Earth Empusa or Evil Eye in the security industry, targeted activists, journalists and dissidents who were predominantly Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic group facing persecution in China.
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)

China signals it won’t stop crackdown in Xinjiang despite international backlash

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:40 PM IST
China’s policies in the remote Xinjiang region, home to the Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, have become a major point of division with the US and other Western nations over alleged human rights violations.
Pope Francis.(Reuters)
Pope Francis.(Reuters)

Pope, for first time, says China’s Uighurs are ‘persecuted’

Vatican | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:35 AM IST
In the wide-ranging “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” Francis also says the Covid-19 pandemic should spur governments to consider permanently establishing a universal basic income.
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)

China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

Geneva [Switzerland] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)

China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs

Oslo [Norway] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
US-based journalist Gulchehra Hoja accuses China of enforced disappearances and crackdown on religious freedom of Uyghurs, says will ‘never again contribute to the structure of lies that keep the Chinese tyranny in power’
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Turkey(Reuters File Photo)
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Turkey(Reuters File Photo)

Uighur issue resonates in US presidential polls, China’s ‘Iron Brother’ Pakistan silent

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:14 AM IST
China has been widely condemned for setting up complexes in remote Xinjiang region (where Uighurs mostly live) that it describes as “vocational training centres” to stamp out extremism and give people new skills.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.(via Reuters)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.(via Reuters)

Clear that Uighurs in China suffered human rights abuses, says Dominic Raab

London | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Beijing’s ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming told the same programme that most Uighurs were living happily and that ethnic minorities in China were treated as equals.
Trump signed the bill with no ceremony, issuing a statement in which he said a sanctions provision intruded on executive authority and he would regard it as non-binding.(REUTERS)
Trump signed the bill with no ceremony, issuing a statement in which he said a sanctions provision intruded on executive authority and he would regard it as non-binding.(REUTERS)

Trump OKs bill to punish China over ethnic crackdown

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:10 AM IST
The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 passed with overwhelming support from Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
This new legislation is intended to increase the pressure by imposing sanctions on specific Chinese officials, such as the Communist Party official who oversees government policy in Xinjiang.(Reuters)
This new legislation is intended to increase the pressure by imposing sanctions on specific Chinese officials, such as the Communist Party official who oversees government policy in Xinjiang.(Reuters)

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Washington, United States | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:36 AM IST
In Xinijiang, Chinese authorities have detained more than a million people — from mostly Muslim ethnic groups that include Uighurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz — in a vast network of detention centers.
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey(REUTERS FILE)
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey(REUTERS FILE)

Leaked data shows China’s Uighurs detained due to religion

Beijing | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 09:29 AM IST
But as a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer’s native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly imam was swept up and locked away, along with all three of his sons living in China.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil(REUTERS)
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil(REUTERS)

Arsenal’s Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs

Istanbul | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 10:17 AM IST
China has faced growing international condemnation for setting up a vast network of camps in Xinjiang aimed at homogenising the Uighur population to reflect China’s majority Han culture.
Just three weeks before the raid, Egypt and China signed a security memorandum focusing on “combatting terrorism”.(AP File Photo)
Just three weeks before the raid, Egypt and China signed a security memorandum focusing on “combatting terrorism”.(AP File Photo)

Egypt is helping China, one of its biggest investors, detain Uighurs

Cairo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:13 PM IST
Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, like most swept up in the three-day crackdown in the first week of July 2017, was an Islamic theology student at Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s most prestigious educational institution.
A Muslim man arriving at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer during Eid al-Fitr in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on June 26, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
A Muslim man arriving at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer during Eid al-Fitr in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on June 26, 2017.(AFP File Photo)

China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims: Chinese official

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Li Xiaojun, director for publicity at the Bureau of Human Rights Affairs of the State Council Information Office, said the Chinese education centres were not “detention centres or re-education camps”, which he dismissed as “the trademark product of eastern European countries”.
China says that Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.(REUTERS)
China says that Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.(REUTERS)

China forcing Uyghur Muslims into ‘re-education camps’, violation of rights, says UN

By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:28 PM IST
UN human rights panel said that it had received many credible reports to back the claim that people from the Muslim Uyghur community were being sent to these camps in the name of fighting religious extremism.
A senior US official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders.(AP File Photo)
A senior US official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders.(AP File Photo)

US could sanction Chinese officials over detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang

Associated Press, Beijing | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Beijing has defended its crackdown as a “People’s War on Terror” and a necessary move to purge separatist and religious extremist elements from Xinjiang, a vast region with more than 10 million Muslims.
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