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Minitrue: Uyghur Youth Killed by Police in Aksu
April 15, 2014

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

Uyghur Student Motorcyclist Who Beat Traffic Light Shot Dead
April 14, 2014
Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

Police in China's northwestern Xinjiang region shot and killed an ethnic minority Uyghur student motorcyclist and wounded two of his pillion riders after they allegedly beat a traffic light on the weekend, sparking mammoth protests over the violent action, according to residents.

Uyghur Executed Over 2009 Riots ‘An Innocent Victim’
April 13, 2014
Adil Rozi (left) stands trial at the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court on Oct. 12, 2009, in a screen grab taken from state television.

His former teacher says he was only a bystander in the Urumqi violence.

Suspected Uighurs From China Remain in Limbo in Thailand
April 11, 2014
Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand after visiting women and children at a separate shelter, March 26, 2014.

More than 400 suspected Uighurs from China, including young children, have been apprehended in Thailand in recent weeks and are waiting to find out their fate. Chinese authorities are pressing the Thai government to send them back to China, but those detained deny they are Chinese Uighurs and want to go to Turkey.

Uyghur Farmer, Brothers Push Back Against Land Grab
April 9, 2014
Uyghurs sell handicrafts in Buyluq village, which neighbors Yengi-Bagh village, in an undated photo.

They suspect local officials of working in collusion with Chinese firms.

Daughter of Jailed Academic Says China Deaf to Uyghur Grievances
April 9, 2014
Jewher Ilham testifies at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, April 8, 2014.

Beijing targets even the most peaceful of Uyghur advocates, she says.

Jailed academic’s daughter says China stifling Uighurs
April 8, 2014

The daughter of a prominent Uighur academic told US lawmakers on Tuesday that his arrest sent a message China will not tolerate even peaceful expression of grievances by the minority group.

My Ideals and the Career Path I Have Chosen
April 7, 2014
From left to right: Ilham, wife and Woeser, seven days before Ilham’s arrest. Photo from the Tibetan writer Woeser’s Twitter account @degewa.

On January 15, 2014, Chinese authorities arrested Ilham Tohti, a Uighur economics professor at the prestigious Minzu University in Beijing. Authorities formally charged him with separatism on February 25, and have so far denied him access to his attorney.

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare
Feb 24, 2014
Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi
Jul 2, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).