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As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk
January 31, 2015
 Uighur protesters burn a Chinese flag in Istanbul, where some members of the mostly Muslim ethnic group have settled after fleeing their homeland in China. Photo: Associated Press

As Homeland Grows Violent, Some Uighurs Seek Haven in Turkey

Five Dead After Security Checkpoint Clash in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture
January 30, 2015
A crowd of mainly Uyghurs shopping at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Two Uyghur youth were shot dead and one captured after the fatal stabbing of three security officials.

Villagers Appeal for Release of Jailed, Elderly Uyghur Religious Scholar
January 30, 2015
Ablimit Qari Hajim (R) sits with other Kelpin county residents before his arrest in an undated photo.

Residents of Aksu prefecture say an 85-year-old imam jailed on charges of illegal religious teaching activities and murder is in poor health.

China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang
January 30, 2015

Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.

China: Political Repression at a High Mark
January 29, 2015
Ilham Tohti

2014 Sees Crackdown on Critics, Party Rivals

Comments Used in Case Against Pu Zhiqiang Spread Online
January 29, 2015
Pu Zhiqiang.Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

Calamity comes through the mouth, warns a Chinese saying. And for Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, calamity has come in 28 passionate, scathing remarks that the police say he made on the Internet.

Exploiting Terrorism as a Pretext for Repression
January 28, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping

Venezuela jails opposition political figures as terrorists. Russia and China put critics in psychiatric hospitals.

CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control
January 27, 2015
Photo credit: Hong Kong Press Photographers

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.

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).