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.
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.
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.
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
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.