Highlights / Uighur

International, Politics

Canada warns travelers of risk of ‘arbitrary detention’ in China’s Xinjiang

The federal government is warning Canadians with “familial or ethnic ties” to China’s Xinjiang region that they “may be at risk of arbitrary detention” when travelling there. The warning comes in an update to travel advice for Canadians visiting China »

International, Politics

Canada’s Parliament adopts motion declaring genocide against Uighurs in China

Canada’s Parliament voted on Monday to formally label China’s human rights abuses against the Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in the western Xinjiang region as genocide. All opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) as well as most Liberal MPs voted »

International, Politics

Canada joins 26 nations to condemn China’s abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canada joined 26 countries at the UN’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday to express “deep and growing concerns” regarding China’s treatment of the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang and Beijing’s national security law targeting dissent in Hong »


Death of Uighur writer sparks call for Canada to act

A Canadian family has recently learned of the death of their relative, writer Nurmehemmet Tohti after his release from an internment camp in China. A grandson living in Calgary told the Globe and Mail newspaper that being in custody was »


Canada urged to help stop ‘cultural genocide’ of Uighurs

A former Canadian diplomat who served in China calls that country’s mass detention and indoctrination of Muslim Uighurs a cultural genocide. Charles Burton, now a university professor, agrees with Uighur activists who are asking Canada to do more to pressure »


Chinese official justifies imprisonment of Uighur Canadian

A senior Chinese official visiting Canada defended the continuing imprisonment of Huseyin Celil who was arrested 10 years ago while travelling on a Canadian passport, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. Celil supported the rights of Uighur people Amnesty International »

International, Politics, Society

China cuts sentence for imprisoned Canadian

A Chinese court has reduced the life sentence of Canadian Huseyin Celil, reports Nathan Vanderklippe of the Globe and Mail. The sentences of Celil and 10 other ethnic Uighurs were commuted, according to the Xinhua news agency. They had been »