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Uyghurs: British lawmaker asks govt to back political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

London: An influential group of British lawmakers have said PM Boris Johnson-led government should back a political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure the Chinese government over the "genocide" of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in the northwest province of Xinjiang.

Uyghur community members protest in Tokyo

Tokyo: Members of the Uyghur community on Sunday demonstrated in Tokyo city of Japan to mark the 12th year anniversary of July 5, 2009 violence in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

China sanctions Belgian lawmaker for motion which alerts about genocide risk against Xinjiang Uygurs

Beijing: Beijing has sanctioned a Belgian lawmaker who called for a proposal warning of a risk of genocide against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang, a region which has always triggered international criticisms over China's alleged treatment towards the Uyghur Muslim community.

US rights group asks Hilton hotels to drop Xinjiang project

Washington: The US-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has called on Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide Holdings to drop plans to build a Hilton Hotel in China’s Xinjiang region on the site of a bulldozed and desecrated mosque. 

Indian origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing China's Uyghur detention camps

New York/IBNS: Indian origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan along with two other contributors has won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting that revealed vast infrastructure of prisons and mass internment camps secretly built by China for confining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in its Xinjiang region.

China: Uyghur Muslims targeted by fake e-mails

Beijing: Alleged Chinese-speaking hackers are using fake emails from the United Nations (U.N.) and a human rights group to target Uyghur Muslims in China and abroad, claims cybersecurity researchers.

Muslim nations refrain from criticising China on Uyghur treatment: World Politics Review

Surprising many Muslim majority nations have not criticised China over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang region of the country.

Report alleges China is using Uyghur forced labour to make solar panels

Beijing: An investigation has found that the global production of solar panels is using forced labour from China's Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

Chinese coercion: Uyghur imams targeted in Xinjiang

Beijing: The world might be celebrating Eid on Friday but a report released by a Uyghur rights group does not seem to be positive for the Muslim community as it claimed that China has imprisoned or detained at least 630 imams and other Muslim religious figures since 2014 in its crackdown in the Xinjiang region.

Australian think tank claims China is using coercive measures in Xinjiang to drive down Uyghur birth rates

Beijing: China is following a coercive campaign in the Xinjiang region of the country which is believed to have led to a sharp decline in the number of Uyghur Muslims, claims an Australia think tank group.

Boycott call grows: Olympics sponsors evade questions over Beijing 2022

Beijing: Several multinational companies, which are sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, are currently evading questions related to their participation as China is currently facing intense pressure over the issue of Uyghurs.

Bangladesh: People demonstrate against Pakistan-China in Dhaka, Sylhet over persecution of minorities

Dhaka: A large number of people in Bangladesh's two major cities- Dhaka and Sylhet- took to the streets to protest against China and Pakistan over persecution of minorities in the two nations.

China: Big data program targets Xinjiang’s Muslims

A big data program for policing in China’s Xinjiang region arbitrarily selects Turkic Muslims for possible detention, US-based Human Rights Watch said recently.

Chinese authorities remove statue of revered Uyghur scholar in Xinjiang: Report

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have removed the statue of revered Uyghur scholar Mahmud Kashgary, highlighting yet another instance of Chinese violations of the minority community in the country, media reports said.

US, UK, other nations mount pressure on China over Uighur torture issue

Beijing: Several nations across the globe have called on China to respect the human rights of its Uighur Muslim minority.