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Such sentences are usually commuted to life in prison after two years with good behavior.(Representational image)

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Sattar Sawut and Shirzat Bawudun are the latest of many Xinjiang bureaucrats to be sentenced on national security charges in what China calls a campaign against “two-faced officials” who are seeking to undermine Chinese rule from within the system.
Protesters hold a banner to support Uyghurs minorities in front of a Zara retail shop on the sidelines of a demonstration as part of a call for protests worldwide of the Youth For Climate movement in Nantes, western France, on March 19, 2021. (AFP)
Protesters hold a banner to support Uyghurs minorities in front of a Zara retail shop on the sidelines of a demonstration as part of a call for protests worldwide of the Youth For Climate movement in Nantes, western France, on March 19, 2021. (AFP)

EU imposes sanctions on 4 Chinese officials over abuses against Uyghurs

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 08:51 PM IST
The sanctions involve a freeze on the officials' assets and a ban on them travelling in the bloc.
Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, drinks from a cup near a slide refuting claims of genocide during a press conference in Beijing, China.(AP Photo)
Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, drinks from a cup near a slide refuting claims of genocide during a press conference in Beijing, China.(AP Photo)

Beijing refutes allegations of sexual abuse made by Uyghur women: Report

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:44 PM IST
In January, the Chinese Embassy's Twitter account was suspended for a tweet saying Uyghur women were "baby-making machines" before Beijing set up its camp system
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S. October 21, 2020. Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S. October 21, 2020. Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

Pompeo provokes China with a pinprick, revokes terror tag for Xinjiang group

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Mike Pompeo’s decision is seen in the context of the Donald Trump administration’s sharp criticism of China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, formally called the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The Chinese government has been admonished world-over for its repressive measures against the ethnic Uyghurs(AFP)
The Chinese government has been admonished world-over for its repressive measures against the ethnic Uyghurs(AFP)

China warns Canada not to damage relations over Uyghur genocide issue

Beijing | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:18 PM IST
The Canadian committee used the term “concentration camps” to describe Chinese centres for forcible political indoctrination and skills training.
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)

London holds anti-China protest, says ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Free Tibet’ and ‘Close the Uyghur Camps’

London [UK] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Apart from the US, London too slams Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for its human rights violation against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and people of Hong Kong and Tibet
A small group of foreign journalists were taken to Xinjiang as part of China’s plan to showcase the far western region’s ‘social and economic progress’ amid increasing international criticism of a systematic crackdown against Muslim minority Uyghurs.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A small group of foreign journalists were taken to Xinjiang as part of China’s plan to showcase the far western region’s ‘social and economic progress’ amid increasing international criticism of a systematic crackdown against Muslim minority Uyghurs.(AFP/Picture for representation)

China takes diplomats from 12 countries, including India, on trip to Uyghur-dominated Xinjiang

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 09:35 PM IST
China recently took diplomats from a dozen countries, including India, with large Muslim populations to Xinjiang province where members of the Uyghur community have been interned in camps.
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