Rappler's latest stories on Uighurs
Dozens of Chinese TikTok videos show Uyghurs being transported to work in involuntary labor schemes during the Covid-19 outbreak
Some of the most outspoken critics of China – Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz along with Congressman Chris Smith – are targeted by the action, as well as the US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States was acting against 'horrific and systematic abuses' in the western region including forced labor, mass detention and involuntary population control
US Customs and Border Protection orders that the company's goods be held on grounds it uses prison and forced labor, including from children
A report by German researcher Adrian Zenz says Uighur women and other ethnic minorities are being threatened with confinement in re-education camps for refusing to abort pregnancies that exceed birth quotas
Besides trade, the United States sharply criticizes China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an upcoming security law in Hong Kong, and its mass detention of Uighurs
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets at a Honolulu military base with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi, in the two countries' highest-level meeting since the coronavirus pandemic sent tensions skyrocketing
Activists say China has rounded up at least one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims and is forcibly homogenizing them in a brainwashing campaign with few modern precedents
Rights groups say at least one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in China's northwestern Xinjiang region have been incarcerated in camps in a massive brainwashing campaign with few modern parallels
(UPDATED) The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Chinese government has transferred 80,000 or more Uighurs out of camps in Xinjiang and into factories across the country
In one video believed to have been shot last week, a man is heard shouting at officials, 'I'm starving. My wife and children are starving.'
Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, appears to have been wiped of the most compromising information about Xinjiang
'The Commission believes Chinese authorities may be committing crimes against humanity against the Uighur people and other Turkic Muslims,' says the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
One school in Istanbul turns into an impromptu orphanage for Uighur child refugees, whose parents disappeared in China
(UPDATED) Hong Kong riot police breaks up the solidarity rally for China's Uighurs with one officer drawing a pistol
Jewher Ilham says she hopes the award of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize will help her father, sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for 'separatism'
The latest House measure condemns the arbitrary mass detention of Uighurs and calls for closure of the re-education camps where, according to rights groups and US lawmakers, they have been held and abused
The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers just as they are locked in negotiations to finalize a "phase one" deal to resolve their protracted trade war
(UPDATED) The documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held
(UPDATED) It provides an unprecedented look into the highly-secretive Communist Party's controversial crackdown on Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities
The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement gives the geographic coordinates of 182 suspected 'concentration camps' where Uighurs are allegedly pressured to renounce their culture.
China's allies counter with a statement winning even broader support, with some 54 nations backing a Belarus text heaping praise on Beijing's 'remarkable achievements in the field of human rights'
China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in the process
(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweets: 'China must end its draconian surveillance and repression, release all those arbitrarily detained and cease its coercion of Chinese Muslims abroad'
One in 5 arrests made in China in 2017 took place in Xinjiang, although the region is home to just 2% of the country's population, data from the local prosecutor's office show
The European Court of Human Rights which will give the Vaclav Havel prize shortlists Ilham Tohti, an economics professor whom China sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 after being convicted of separatism
Egypt and China sign a security memorandum focusing on 'combating terrorism' ahead of raids in Egypt in which Uighurs are questioned by Chinese officials
Alken Tuniaz, vice chairman of Xinjiang, says that 'most personnel who have received educational training have already returned to society and have returned home'
Rebiya Kadeer says strong world pressure is essential to free an estimated one million people, mostly ethnic Uighurs, held in internment camps in western China
While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face
China's vice foreign minister Le Yucheng says their 'training centers' are meant to educate and rehabilitate
The chairman of the Xinjiang government says: 'Our education and training centers have been set up according to our needs. The students that come in to learn, it's a dynamic number that changes'
The campaign launches on February 12 under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur, after China released a video of a man who identified himself as Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit saying he was alive and well
The plight of China's Uighurs is closely followed in Turkey due to shared linguistic, cultural and religious links, and the presence of tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs there
Turkey calls on the international community and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 'to take effective steps to end the human tragedy'
Chinese authorities say the detention camps are 'vocational education centers'
According to estimates, as many as one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being kept in extrajudicial detention in China's fractious far western Xinjiang region
The Trump administration also faces criticism at home and abroad for barring entry to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries
'These comments... were based on so-called information that is yet to be verified and has no factual basis,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.
Chinese authorities have long denied the existence of such camps despite mounting evidence from both official documents and testimonies from those who have been held in them
Locals fear there is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam in Linxia, a deeply Islamic region in western China that had offered a haven of comparative religious freedom for the ethnic Hui Muslims there
The trial was delayed several times as the court struggled to find a suitable interpreter and rejected one provided by the defense
The suspects sole translator is facing drug charges and is currently on the run – and the defense has been unable to secure a new translator in time
For years the ruling Communist party has banned government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang
The Uighurs were sentenced to 6 years each in 2015 for attempting to join the Islamic State linked Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen
The members of the mostly Muslim ethnic minority were killed in a shootout in the mountains on the island of Sulawesi
The killings take place over the course of a 56 day manhunt following a deadly attack on a colliery in September
Strong speculation has also centered on a link to militants or supporters of the Uighurs an ethnic group who say they face severe persecution in China
UPDATED Analysts have pointed towards a link with the Uighur minority from northwestern China s Xinjiang region but Thai police had – up until now – refused to confirm any such links