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Vehicles to Get Compulsory GPS Tracking in Xinjiang
February 20, 2017
Officals from Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture government in southeastern Xinjiang discuss stability maintenance policies program, Feb. 19.

The move is part of an "anti-terrorism, stability maintenance" operation that aims to track all vehicles in the region eventually.

China’s Armed Police and Soldiers Aim to Strike Fear among Muslims in Xinjiang
February 20, 2017
China's People's Armed Police strike fear in Xinjiang. (Photo : Xinhua)

China has the largest budget for suppressing internal dissent in the world -- far exceeding the money it spends on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) that defends it from external threats -- and a massive military rally yesterday in Muslim dominated Xinjiang province shows where that money is being spent.

China holds 'anti-terrorism' mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland
February 17, 2017
The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Kashgar in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism. 2017-02-17

The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.

China: Joint Letter to the Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China
February 17, 2017
Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

China’s Self-Defeating Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Xinjiang
February 16, 2017
Armed Police soldiers and armored vehicles WZ-551 in the street of Urumqi in September 4, 2009. Days before and at the time, tens of thousands of civilians demonstrated around major places in the city, against a series of the hypodermic needle attacks starting in mid-August.

The correlation between regime type and the likelihood of terrorism has been a subject of scholarly attention for decades. 

For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor
February 16, 2017
Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

China 'eliminating civil society' by targeting human rights activists – report
February 16, 2017
Since coming to power in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

China using new counter-terrorism policy to repress Tibetans, Uyghurs: European Parliament
February 15, 2017

ANI | Brussels [Belgium] Feb 15, 2017 06:38 AM IST

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

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.