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The West kowtows to China through self-censorship
July 29, 2016
Decorative plaques featuring Chinese leaders of the past and present, including current president Xi Jinping (front), are seen at a souvenir stall in Beijing in 2014. AP

Two years ago, I was invited by the American Bar Association to prepare a manuscript for a book to be titled “Darkness Before Dawn.”

Xi’s China: Smothering dissent
July 28, 2016
A plainclothed police officer holds on to a lawyer for the rights activist Xu Zhiyong after he was sentenced to four years in jail by a court in Beijing © FT montage; Reuters

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
July 27, 2016
Chinese soldiers image via Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock.com

China’s refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.

Brits Blacklist East Turkestan Islamic Movement
July 27, 2016
A Uyghur man looks on as a truck carrying paramilitary policemen travels along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang (May 23, 2014).

And U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice had “a candid exchange” about ETIM during her recent visit to Beijing.

IFC Statement on Chinese State Suppression of Uyghur Environmental Activism
July 25, 2016

IFC applauds the Uyghur Human Rights Project’s newly released research report, “Without land, There Is No Life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism,” which has documented in details how the Chinese government policy destroyed the Uyghur people’s way of life and their environment for survival.

In China's Xinjiang a Way of Life Waits to Die
July 21, 2016
Tomurti villiage in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is shown in this undated file photo.

Uyghur herder: “We are forced to move, our village and heritage is going to vanish without a trace.”

China Scores Low Marks on Human Rights in 14 Democracies
July 20, 2016
A recent Pew survey finds that China's favorability rating among Americans is at its lowest level since Pew began polling attitudes towards China in 2005. Photo Source: telegraph.co.uk

According to a June report from the Pew Research Center, more than 60 percent of respondents in 14 democratic countries across North America, Europe, and Asia believe that the Chinese government does not respect the personal freedoms of its people

Give the Sakharov Prize to an Uighur Intellectual
July 18, 2016
Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009. Photo: RFA

The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year in October, to honor individuals or organizations who have dedicated their lives to defending human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons