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China announces net results of Xinjiang ‘strike hard’ campaign
November 25, 2014
Uyghurs sit near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

Rights monitors say the crackdown has led to curbs on religious freedom, uptick in Uyghur executions

China opens separatism trial for students of jailed Uighur scholar
November 25, 2014

China opened separatism trials for seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer said, the latest developments in a legal drama in the Xinjiang region that has drawn criticism from the West.

7 Students of Jailed Economist Are Put on Trial in Western China
November 25, 2014
Ilham Tohti

 Seven students of Ilham Tohti, an imprisoned ethnic Uighur professor, went on trial on Tuesday in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang on charges of being members of a separatist group, said Li Fangping, a lawyer for Mr. Tohti.

Six Months After Demolition of Homes, Uyghurs Await Compensation
November 24, 2014
Map of Hoboksar Mongol Autonomous county in Tarbaghatay prefecture.

Their homes were destroyed even though they bought them from a local urban planning head.

Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown
November 23, 2014
Mutellip Imin

Ambitious and fluent in Mandarin, the young Uighur strivers from the Xinjiang region of northwest China had earned coveted slots at the nation’s top university for ethnic minorities. Most were the first in their families to attend college.

Chinese Court Upholds 'Separatism' Verdict, Life Term For Uyghur Scholar
November 21, 2014
Ilham Tohti with Elliot Sperling, a American scholar on Tibet.

Ilham Tohti says the facts of the case remain unclear and vows to continue his appeal.

Chinese Scholar's Separatism Conviction Upheld
November 21, 2014
 Uighur academic Ilham Tohti during his trial on separatism charges. Photograph: REUTERS TV/REUTERS

A court Friday upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.

Xinjiang’s fractured harmonious society
November 21, 2014

In Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western province Xinjiang, I often walk past a propaganda poster that promotes unity within the province.

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare
Feb 24, 2014
Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi
Jul 2, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).