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The US Must Press China for Concrete Human Rights Gains before Xi’s State Visit
September 1, 2015
President Obama must pressure Xi Jinping’s government to make concrete improvements to China’s human rights situation before Xi’s state visit. (image: Flickr/White House)

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States on September 24-25 comes at a time when his government is staging a ferocious crackdown against human rights lawyers.

Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to China
September 1, 2015

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein traveled to the People’s Republic of China August 20-28, 2015 to discuss religious freedom with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society representatives.

Rebiya Kadeer: How One Muslim Woman Became a Leader for Her People
August 29, 2015

Rebiya Kadeer, a mother of 11 and one of the Chinese Communist Party’s top public enemies, waited for a cab in downtown D.C.

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?
August 29, 2015
A group of Uighur women at a shelter Songkhla, southern Thailand, in March 2014. Photo: Steve Sandford/IRIN

Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are refusing to register with the United Nations as asylum seekers.

Terrorism charges for Uighurs disputed
August 29, 2015
This photo taken on April 19 shows Uighur men walking into the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.

China's Policy Forcing Uyghur Muslims to Sell Alcohol 'a Failure,' Sources Say
August 28, 2015
Uyghurs stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, Aug. 3, 2011.

One local businessman says China's 'ridiculous policy' has failed to take hold.

Bangkok Bombing Spotlights Uyghur Woes in Southeast Asia
August 28, 2015
Image Credit: Uyghur via Pete Niesen / Shutterstock.com

Uyghurs have become a thorny issue for Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations in their relations with China.

China Sentences 45 in Restive Region of Xinjiang
August 27, 2015
People being deported from Thailand are seen brought off an airplane by police at an unidentified location in China, July 9, 2015, in this still image taken from CCTV video aired on July 11, 2015. CCTV said they were mostly from the country's western Xinjiang region and were attempting to go to Turkey and then to join the Jihad in Syria and Iraq, and 13 of them were terror suspects.

Courts across Xinjiang, the volatile region of western China, have sentenced 45 people to prison in recent days after convicting them of supporting organizations accused of terror attacks or of helping others flee abroad, Xinhua, the main state news agency, reported on Thursday.

UHRP releases report on bilingual education in East Turkestan—Uyghur Voices on Education
May 20, 2015

New report highlights assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts

For immediate release
May 20, 2015 11:45 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

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