A man holds a child as they watch a dance performance at the International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Leaked Xinjiang police files are a ‘devastating’ glimpse of abuses against Uyghur detainees in China, expert says

Human rights

Darren Byler, who specializes in China’s treatment of Uyghurs at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, discussed insights from the leaked data with The World’s host Marco Werman.

An ethnic Uighur woman hugs her son as she stands outside her house with her daughter and neighbors

Sterilization abuse of Uighurs in China meets international legal criteria for genocide, experts say

Workers in hard hats and construction vests walking by a fence.

How China uses malware to track Muslim Uighurs, even if they’ve fled the country

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A child looks out from a door as a Uighur woman walks by

New reports on surveillance, ‘demographic genocide’ of Uighurs; Israel hesitates on annexation; Russian election comes to close

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A woman stands with a photo of her father

New data on China’s detention of Uighurs: ‘They could charge you for anything’

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TikTok apologizes to US teen after removing video critical of Chinese government

TikTok blamed the removal of the video on a “human moderation error.” But the ordeal has reignited concerns that the Chinese-owned, short video app is censoring US-generated content to appease Beijing.

Students play a soccer game on a basketball court at a boarding school for Uighur children on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey.

In Turkey, a boarding school cares for Uighur children separated from their parents


The children have been unable to speak to their parents in China. No one knows when — or if — the families will be reunited.

Demonstrators wave Turkish and East Turkestan flags as they shout slogans during a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey November 6, 2018.

Turkey changes its tune on China’s crackdown against Muslims

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Turkey ended several years of conspicuous silence on China’s massive incarceration campaign of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. Some hope it’s a tipping point for other Muslim nations to finally weigh in.

A Chinese police officer talks to men in a street in the city of Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, on March 24, 2017.

China’s crackdown on Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims draws international concern

The Chinese government has gone to great lengths to keep a lid on its policies in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, the historic home for the Uighur Muslim population. But the details of what human rights advocates say is a massive crackdown on an entire culture are becoming more widely known.

A news report published by a Chinese government news website on a beer festival held in a village in Xinjiang. It has been taken down for unknown reason.

No fair, China: Trying to tempt Muslims from fasting during Ramadan — with beer


Owners of Muslim restaurants in a village have been directed to create “eye-catching displays” to promote alcohol and cigarettes during Ramadan. And then there’s the beer festival. With prizes.