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Rights group urges US to sanction China over Xinjiang camps

The Trump administration has been weighing sanctions against Chinese officials since late last year.

From camps to factories: Muslim detainees say China using forced labour

More than a million people from Muslim minorities are being held in internment centres across Xinjiang.

Government urged to intervene in plight of Uighurs

NGO Global Peace Mission Malaysia says there may be a way for the government to speak up on the issue through diplomatic ties.

China defends Xinjiang centres for Muslims, but aims to ‘downsize’

Xinjiang is a vast region bordering central Asia that is home to millions of ethnic minority Muslims.

Turkey: China’s treatment of Uighurs an ’embarrassment for humanity’

Turkish foreign minister says it is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in concentration centres and prisons.

Protest in New York over fate of China’s Uighurs

Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.

Al Jazeera exposes conditions under which Uighurs live overseas

In its latest documentary, it highlights plight of Uighurs who have fled from China to Turkey but live in constant fear of being deported.

China says UN observers welcome to Xinjiang, with conditions

Activists say ethnic minorities can be detained for transgressions as minor has wearing long beards or face veils.

China rolls out PR push on Muslim internments

The positive image of the centres portrayed in the PR drive is belied by testimonies from former detainees who describe harsh treatment in the facilities.

Uighurs released as they did nothing wrong, says Dr M

This after Putrajaya released the 11 from detention and sent them to Turkey despite China's request to hand them to Beijing.

China opposes Malaysia’s release of 11 Uighur Muslims

Its foreign ministry says they should not have been deported to a third country.

Defying China, Malaysia releases Uighur detainees

The 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims have been sent to Turkey despite China's request for them to be handed over to Beijing.

‘China’s big mistake’: Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

Lahore businessman Mian Shahid Ilyas believed there were more than 300 similar cases of Pakistani husbands whose wives and children, mostly Uighurs, had been stuck in Xinjiang for more than a year, in camps or confined to homes.

Chinese official says China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims

Maybe it’s the necessary way to deal with Islamic or religious extremism because the West has failed to deal with religious Islamic extremism.

Anwar slams Suu Kyi, China’s Muslim camps in HK interview

PKR's president-elect makes strong statement against abuse of Muslim minorities.

China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty after Xinjiang...

Bachelet's appeal for access came as Human Rights Watch said the Turkic Uighur minority faced arbitrary detentions, daily curbs on religious practice and forced political indoctrination in a mass security crackdown.

US rebukes China after BuzzFeed reporter’s visa denial

Megha Rajagopalan, who is American and had been in China for six years, was effectively forced out of the country after officials decided not to extend her journalist visa.

BuzzFeed’s China bureau chief ejected from China

Rajagopalan has reported extensively on China's security crackdown in Xinjiang, where rights groups say hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs are held in re-education camps.

China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria

China has blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, for numerous attacks in recent years in Xinjiang, though some experts have questioned the existence of the group.

China’s state-run paper says “great tragedy” in Xinjiang averted

China has said Xinjiang faces serious threats from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and the ethnic Han Chinese majority.

UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs...

Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into "political camps for indoctrination" in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.

Chinese Muslims protest against plan to demolish mosque

China officially guarantees freedom of religion, but officials nervous about the possibility of radicalisation and violence have tightened controls in heavily Muslim areas in recent years.

‘Uighur 11’ to remain in Malaysian prison

The men who escaped a Thai prison have been fighting attempts to deport them to China and are still waiting for a decision by the Attorney-General's Chambers.

Lawyer: Politicians, media guilty of encouraging xenophobia

Eric Paulsen says politicians and the media tend to put foreigners in a bad light without highlighting their contributions to the nation.

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