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China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents
April 28, 2015

 Something hideously violent happened in Elishku. Whether it was a separatist attack or a civilian massacre is shrouded in the mists of conflict, control, claim and counter-claim that plague China`s mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion
April 27, 2015

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Uighurs suffer from continuous Chinese oppression
April 27, 2015

East Turkestan, known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, is located in northwest China. In the early 20th century, Uighurs used the name East Turkestan as an appellation for the whole of Xinjiang.

Xinjiang: Now the core, not the periphery of China’s growth and security concerns
April 27, 2015

There’s been rare good press for the PRC covering its initiative to promote security, economic growth, and sanity in “AfPak,” and there’s been the usual bad press concerning a vituperative PRC attack on three American historians on the seemingly esoteric question of “Manchu sinicization.”

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (2)
April 24, 2015

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Uyghur Shot by Xinjiang Police in Extrajudicial Killing is Deemed Innocent
April 24, 2015

Authorities have not compensated the family for his death or rescinded the promotion of the policeman who killed him.

Uyghur-Canadian Interrogated, Pressured to Spy For Chinese Authorities
April 24, 2015
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

He was brought in for questioning while visiting relatives in Xinjiang.

Chinese Township Official Grabs Uyghur Farmers’ Greenhouses in Xinjiang
April 23, 2015

He gave the facilities to Han Chinese migrants from outside the region.

Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan
Mar 3, 2015

New report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project analyses political violence from 2013-14

Uyghur Political Prisoners – A Call for Action
Oct 15, 2014

UHRP organizes a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online
Jun 16, 2014

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project details the Chinese government’s severe restrictions placed on Uyghur Internet users.