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Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Oct 6, 2018

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese citizen whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China's restive Xinjiang region, her lawyer said Friday. Sayragul Sauytbay, 41, was denied political asylum by a migration committee in the Central Asian ...

U.S. criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

Sep 22, 2018

U.S. criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

The United States on Friday denounced China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced alarm after a United Nations report described the ...

/ Sep 12, 2018

China urges U.S. to 'abandon prejudice' over Xinjiang

China urged the United States on Wednesday to abandon its "prejudice" over Xinjiang, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the Chinese region. Discussions have gained momentum within the U.S. government over possible ...

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

Aug 31, 2018

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

As calls grow in the U.S. and Europe to pressure China to halt alleged abuses against its Muslim minority, Beijing has escaped serious criticism from the Islamic world. Almost three weeks after a United Nations official cited "credible reports" that China is holding as many ...