Beginning in April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas have been jailed or detained in political re-education camps throughout the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), where members of the ethnic group have long complained
Some hoped that with the new religious law, which was finally signed on August 26, 2017, and came into force on February 1, 2018, there would have been less control over religion. In fact, things went from bad to worse.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of RaciaL Discrimination denounces mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in its report on China On August 30, 2018, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the United Nations released its periodical report
A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29 August, the Epoch Times reports. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been