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Tibetans and Uighurs protest in Geneva
January 18, 2017
China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard at Davos on Tuesday

Around 150 Tibetans and Uighurs protested in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday against a visit to Switzerland by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Press freedom predator given Davos platform
January 17, 2017

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that the World Economic Forum, which brings government leaders and big businessmen together in the Swiss resort of Davos, is lending itself as a platform to Chinese President Xi Jinping without any heed to the human rights situation in his country.

Cutting Tools Must be Registered With Police, Authorities in a Xinjiang County Say
January 15, 2017
A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

The move appears aimed at discouraging use of the tools as weapons in terrorist attacks in the volatile region.

China: Deepening Assault on Human Rights
January 13, 2017
A man with a bicycle walks past a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on March 26, 2016.

Grip Tightens on Internet, Rights Activism, Hong Kong

Rights Group Condemns Chinese Leadership, Global Strongmen in Annual Report
January 13, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a session of the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing, Jan. 6, 2017.

Human Rights Watch says President Xi Jinping ‘has embarked on the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen era.’

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools
January 12, 2017
Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 16, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a former university professor from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority is facing a life sentence for separatism, as critics warn the prosecution will worsen in violence-wracked Xinjiang.  GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

A town in the restive region of Xinjiang has ordered that citizens engrave their ID numbers on all knives.

Repression of the Uighurs in China: Religious or Political Issue?
January 12, 2017

The Chinese authorities launched a strong campaign against terrorism, with several restrictions to discriminate Muslims. The reason that led China to suppress much of the Uyghurs' freedom is not an aversion to Islam. Instead, its phobia is towards the threat of a loss of authority over its territory.

28 militants deported to China since 2013, thanks to intel-sharing effort: Zahid
January 12, 2017
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi holds a meeting with Interpol president Meng Hongwei (left) in Beijing.  BERNAMA pix.

Malaysian police have arrested and deported 28 militants back to China since 2013.

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.