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Why Beijing Fears Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

Since Xi Jinping became China's new president more than a year ago, questioning or criticizing Chinese Communist Party rule has become an extremely risky business for academics, scholars and lawyers in China.

#FreeIlham: Writers Pose for a Cause

PEN American Center | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

As his daughter Jewher Ilham accepted the award on his behalf, she had one last request from the luminaries in the room, who included James Salter, Jennifer Egan, John Waters and even members of Pussy Riot: support the campaign for her father's release online with the hashtag #FreeIlham.

The Roots of Hysteria

Greg Fay | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Greg Fay

In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith

Greg Fay | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Greg Fay

Although overseas observers may have difficulty accurately interpreting Uyghurs' Islamic beliefs, there is no confusion over whether they experience religious control from China's government.

Tibet Can No Longer Stand Alone: A Call to Interreligious Solidarity

Peter Dziedzic | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Peter Dziedzic

While argument and speculation will keep this question suspended, the leadership of the global Tibetan community must take renewed steps if they want to ensure that their struggle against ethnic and cultural cleansing, religious repression, and economic imperialism remains firm and unwavering.

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar

Amy Reger | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Amy Reger

If the Chinese government is serious about bringing prosperity to all ethnicities in East Turkestan with its new development plans, it needs to work aggressively to end open discrimination in the employment sector for Uyghurs.

Chinese People Should Listen to Their Hearts, Not the Propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

There are two choices before the Chinese people: 1) continue the repression of Uyghurs under the pretext of state security, or 2) stand with democratic Uyghurs against the Chinese Communist Party's policies of self-preservation.

Transforming Lives on This Side of the GTMO Wire

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

Much has been written on the lives of detainees in Guantanamo post September 11, 2001. But relatively little has been written about the lives of Ame...

2009 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Should the international community ignore the conditions in East Turkestan, this would not only affect stability in Asia, but open the door to the possibility that others will follow China's non-democratic approach.

How I Became an Eclipse Chaser -- And Dragged My Family Along!

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Deal Booth

Eclipse chasing is a serious endeavor. The first time I chased one was with my 16 year old daughter in 2006 in Cappadocia, Turkey, not far from the first recorded total solar eclipse.