Rights groups called on the world on Monday to remember the Tibetans, Uyghurs, and members of other groups who have been forcibly “disappeared” at the hands of Chinese authorities, with one rights group estimating disappearances in China’s mainland alone at up to 50,000 in the current year.
Rights lawyer Zhou Xiaoyun, who formerly worked as a senior editor at the cutting-edge Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper in Guangzhou, remains incommunicado after being held under “residential surveillance at a designated location (RSDL),” RFA has learned.
Fang Ran, a HKU doctoral student who studies labor movements, was detained by state security police in Guangxi’s Nanning city on Aug. 26, 2021 on suspicion of “incitement to subvert state power.” according to an unconfirmed social media post.
A rights activist in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has proposed marriage in an open letter to his girlfriend, a Hong Kong rights lawyer and activist who is currently in prison on remand for “inciting” others to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.
Ye Du, whose birth name is Wu Wei
An internationally recognized expert in Uyghur folklore and ethnographer who disappeared in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) more than three years ago has been confirmed as being imprisoned by authorities, according to her former co-workers at Xinjiang University.
New information has come to light about the death of a principal and the jailing of six teachers at a Uyghur-language school arrested by authorities in 2017 amid a deepening crackdown on Uyghur education, culture, and language in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
A Uyghur college instructor charged in 2018 with four different “crimes” amid a crackdown by authorities on Uyghur educators and intellectuals is serving a 25-year sentence in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), sources in the region said.
Chinese authorities are closely watching a Tibetan writer after they discovered she had contact with people outside Tibet.
Pema Tso, author of numerous articles and poems published in Tibetan magazines, has been teaching Tibetan language in Rebkong (Tongren in Chinese) for the past 30 years.