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Noted Uyghur Folklore Professor Serving Prison Term in China’s Xinjiang

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.

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Camp Death of Principal, Lengthy Jailing of Six Teachers at Uyghur High School Confirmed

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).

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Tibetan Writer Under Surveillance Over Contacts Outside of Tibet

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.

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Four Tibetan Monks Handed Harsh Prison Terms After Police Raid: Report

Chinese authorities in Tibet last year sentenced four Tibetan monks to long prison terms following a violent raid by police on their monastery in Tingri county, a New York-based rights group said in a report released this week.

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四川阿坝僧人仁青持真因煽动分裂国家罪被判处有期徒刑4年半

2019年7月17日是失踪班禅喇嘛更敦确吉尼玛的生日,当天他与海外朋友通话长达两个小时,全部通话内容被录音,成为当局拘捕他的理由之一。当局还以非法撰写和发表涉藏敏感文章为由关闭了他经营多年的博客。

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Belgium, Czech Republic Legislatures Pass Uyghur Genocide Declarations

The Belgian parliament on Tuesday recognized China’s treatment of Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as crimes against humanity and warned of a “serious risk of genocide,” joining other governments and legislatures that have made similar designations.

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Uyghur Billionaire Jailed For 20 Years Over Charitable Donations

Iminjan Rahmitulla founder of a shopping mall and one of the founders of the famous Grand Bazaar in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) city, was one of four ethnic Uyghur billionaires tried and sentenced in Atush (Atushi) in April.

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Concerns Grow Over Health of Jailed Protestant Pastor in Sichuan’s Chengdu

Wang Yi, who founded the church, was detained by police in Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu on Dec. 14, 2018 on suspicion of “incitement to subvert state power,” alongside dozens of church members in a raid that prompted an international outcry.

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Niece of Prominent Uyghur Scholar Confirmed to Have Died in Xinjiang Internment Camp

The niece of prominent Uyghur scholar and linguist-in-exile Abduweli Ayup has been confirmed to have died while being investigated by state security police in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) Prefecture in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to official sources.

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Death of a Colonel: Falun Gong Military Man Dies of “Natural Causes” in Detention

High-profile prisoner of conscience Gong Piqi allegedly died of a “sudden brain hemorrhage,” but his body had telltale signs of torture.

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Police in China’s Chengdu Detain Children in Early Rain Church Raid

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have made another raid on the Early Rain Covenant Church in the provincial capital, Chengdu。

Seven church members and 12 children were taken away by police following a raid on a study session run by the church at around 10.30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

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Tibetan Monk Dies After Beatings, Torture in Chinese Prison

A 19 year-old Tibetan monk has died of injuries sustained from beatings and torture in a Chinese prison in Sichuan’s Kardze prefecture after being released in a comatose state by his jailers, Tibetan sources say.

Tenzin Nyima, also called Tamey, was detained in August 2020 after distributing

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