China Again in UN Hotseat Over Xinjiang Abuses

Expand Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account This week China found itself in the hotseat at the United Nations, where it was questioned about the more than one million Turkic Muslims whom Chinese authorities […]

India’s Protesters Should be Heard, Not Assaulted

Expand Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Altaf Qadri Tens of thousands in India are protesting a discriminatory citizenship law embraced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government on December 12. At the forefront of these protests are […]

India: Citizenship Bill Discriminates Against Muslims

Expand A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Gauhati, India on December 10, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Anupam Nath (New York) – The Indian government’s proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 protects only the rights of non-Muslim irregular […]

Countries Blast China at UN Over Xinjiang Abuses

Expand Village officials swear allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party in Kashgar, Xinjiang.  © State WeChat account (新疆访惠聚)   Nearly two dozen countries confronted China at the United Nations this week, voicing outrage over its persecution of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang and demanding the government comply with international obligations on the freedom of religion. For years there has been […]

China: Muslim-Majority States Whitewash Abuses

Expand Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen (C), and Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf (R) talk before a photo during a meeting of Islamic and Arab foreign ministers in Jeddah on May 30, 2019. © 2019 BANDAR ALDANDANI/AFP/Getty Images (New York) – More than a dozen member countries of […]