The European Parliament has named Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, serving a long prison term in China, as a finalist for the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for "exceptional individuals...defending human rights and fundamental freedoms."
UN chief @antonioguterres insists he isn't using only quiet diplomacy for China's mass detention of UighurMuslims in Xinjiang, all w/o mentioning Uighur, Muslims, Xinjiang, detention (or surveillance/persecution). "There couldn't be a more clear message."
China's utter cruelty in separating Uighur Muslim parents from their children.
As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N.
Internment camps. Orwellian surveillance. Silence. @IsobelYeung goes undercover in a special report that reveals how China is oppressing the Muslim minority Uighur people in horrific conditions. See “They Come For Us At Night” this Thursday at 7:30pm ET on @HBO .
If you're following the Erik Prince controversy, you'll enjoy a new highlight clip from my interview with him, in which I ask why he's building 'training facilities' in Xinjiang, where a million Uighur Muslims are in camps, and he tries & fails to deny it:
China is separating Muslim children from their families, systematically removing them from their roots, reports the BBC. This is happening in Xinjiang, where the UN says China is holding 1M ethnic Uighur Muslims in internment camps and forcing them to renounce their religion.
Ramadan in China is difficult for Uighur Muslims as authorities restrict them from fasting during the holy month.
JUST IN: Turkey says that China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is an 'embarrassment for humanity'