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China’s Organ Transplant Problem
March 29, 2017

Alarming questions over the scale – and sources – of organ transplants need to be answered.

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016
March 29, 2017

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016 from Human Rights Without Frontiers International

On State TV, Chinese Forces Storm a Compound a Lot Like Bin Laden’s
March 28, 2017
A police force that reports to the Central Military Commission during an antiterrorism rally in Kashgar, in the region of Xinjiang, in February. China has rapidly expanded its military force in the area. Credit China Stringer Network, via Reuters

The action-packed, prime-time segment on Chinese state-run television featured an elite police force storming a gated desert compound and sprinting toward a white, three-story house.

Roundtable discussion: “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China"
March 27, 2017

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China”

Several nations concerned for widespread HR violations in Tibet: UNHRC
March 27, 2017

The deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet was once again raised before the conclusion of the 34th session of the United Nation Human Rights Council by several nations, in addition to the European Union in Geneva, Switzerland.

EP Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) Discusses Situation in East Turkestan
March 27, 2017
Mr Dolkun Isa, Member of UNPO’s Presidency and General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress delivered a speech on behalf of UNPO.

On 22 March 2017, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) held a hearing to discuss the human rights situation in the Uyghur region of East Turkestan - known in China as Xinjiang. 

Human Rights Abuses in China
March 27, 2017
Wang Yu

Serious human rights abuses continue under the Communist Party-led government of China, according to the latest State Department Human Rights report.

Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
A worker directs a truck (unseen) as water gushes out from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan (May 28, 2008). Image Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs
Mar 6, 2017

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.

Briefing: The New Implementation Guidelines for the Counter-Terrorism Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Government’s Curbs on Human Rights
Sep 26, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920