An operation taking place in 1941 on South Side of Chicago.
Library of Congress
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus 'science' of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Critics have accused Mike Pompeo of sculpting policy out of his religious beliefs.
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A commission set up by the US Secretary of State says religious freedom and property rights should be elevated above other rights. It has prompted concern from faith-based and secular critics alike.
Uighurs protest outside the Chinese embassy in London in 2019.
Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China's Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
A supporter of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen outside her campaign headquarters in Taipei on January 11, 2020, the day of her re-election.
By providing assistance to many countries affected by the pandemic, the People's Republic of China is seeking to create a diversionary tactic to quietly put increasing pressure on Taiwan.
An Uighur woman rests near a barricaded structure and heavily armed Chinese policemen in Urumqi.
Ng Han Guan/AP Photo
A scholar who spent 24 months in the Uighur-dominated regions of China recalls when the Chinese crackdown on Uighurs started in 2017 – people were picked up and never returned.
Chinese paramilitary police stand duty in People’s Square where hundreds of Uighers first started a protest that erupted into rioting in July 2009. Five years later, China started imprisoning Uighers in “re-education hospitals.”
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The metaphors used to defend the 21st century’s largest system of concentration camps are chillingly similar to Nazi Holocaust-era justifications.
Relatives light candles for victims who died during a bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on April 22, 2019.
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Violence against religious minorities around the world prompted the United Nations to mark a day for the victims in 2019. Here is a roundup of some key events around the world.
One of this year’s most refreshing developments was the youth-led action on climate change.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.
Omer Bekali, a former detainee in China’s vast camps for Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities, speaking to a news conference in Germany about his experiences.
The New York Times has published 400 pages of Chinese government documents on the 're-education' camps for Muslim detainees in Xinjiang. Here's what you need to know.
Andrew Hastie (right) with Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Morrison appointed him chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Coalition members of parliament Andrew Hastie and James Paterson will have to “repent and redress their mistakes” before they are welcome in China.
Uighurs wait in line at a face scan checkpoint in Turpan, Xinjiang in northwest China on April 11, 2018.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
Rohingya refugees in paddy field behind the border of Bangladesh in 2017.
It will take a global effort to slow the rise in
atrocities against religious groups.
Uyghur people protest outside the UN headquarters in Genevea in November 2018.
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A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
A delegate in traditional Uighur dress listens to a speaker during a meeting with delegates from China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in Beijing,
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
Muslims came to China in the 13th century and played an influential role. Tensions have escalated since 9/11, and the global community is largely silent.
A protest in Hong Kong in September against the internment of Uyghur citizens in Xinjiang.
Uyghur re-education camps are counter-productive and could do exactly the opposite of what the Chinese state intends.
Compared to China’s highly developed cities, the western regions are still dark at night.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state's development programme is a matter of political control.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shows a notice of expulsion offered by Thai immigration.
Since the Thai military grabbed power in 2014, it's been widely accepted that the country has moved closer to China, forsaking its former position as a staunch political and economic ally of the West.
On the case: Thai policemen.
The Thai authorities have finally announced they are exploring a connection between the recent Bangkok bombing and Chinese Uighur separatists. Why?
Rumours are swirling around Bangkok about who’s behind the bombings, which make it even more unlikely democracy will be restored any time soon.
Thailand has enough of its own political enemies, both internally and externally, that will likely be considered as the investigation into a pair of bombings continues.
Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar, China.
The Chinese government claims the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is an example of multi-ethnic harmony and stability. Yet China’s repeated attempts to silence foreign reporting of Uyghur issues – as…