News - Uighur minority

Abdurehim Heyit: Turkey Demands China Close Camps

1 week ago /
International News 

Following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority, Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps.

China Jails Students Of Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti

4 years ago /
International News 

Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says. The students, who went on trial in China's far western region of Xinjiang last month, received terms of between three and eight years. They were accused of contributing to a website run...

Students Of Uighur Scholar In Secret China Trial

4 years ago /
International News 

Seven students of a prominent scholar from China's Uighur minority have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, after their professor lost an appeal against a life sentence for the same offence. Ilham Tohti's ex-students face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty, in a move...

Three Condemned To Death For 'China's 9/11' Mass Stabbing

4 years ago /
International News 

Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state television said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in...