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China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang
August 18, 2017
Police riot gear is shown stacked outside a gated facility in Xinjiang in an undated photo.

Recruitment drives target the 'inner provinces' of China, making a large influx of highly educated Han Chinese migrants likely.

Cambridge University Press limits access to articles in China
August 18, 2017

Academic publisher under fire for caving in to pressure from Beijing

Uyghur Veterinarian Jailed For Treating Suspect Wounded in Xinjiang Violence
August 17, 2017

Haliq Mahmut had not taken part in protests, but removed a bullet from a fellow Uyghur’s leg.

China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For 'Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan'
August 17, 2017

Taghirsyz Dawutkhan was tortured for a confession and jailed with no access to a lawyer, his friends say.

A look at America’s latest report on religious persecution
August 16, 2017

LOBBYING for human rights, in a universalist spirit that holds all countries to the same standards and avoids singling out any particular group or country for attention, is not something that comes naturally to the Trump administration.

Chinese Muslim Dissidents Remain Protected In EU, But For How Long?
August 16, 2017

Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours.

Religious Freedoms Restricted in China, Myanmar, Vietnam: Report
August 16, 2017
Authorities take down a cross from a Protestant church in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.  Photo courtesy of China Aid

Churches are raided, believers harassed and jailed, U.S. State Department says.

China is Forcing Uighurs Abroad to Return Home. Why Aren’t More Countries Refusing to Help?
August 15, 2017
Guang Niu—Getty Images Uighur students study in front of a map of China at the Islam College in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, October 13, 2005

The campaign began quietly. Students studying abroad were told to return home. Many did, and their classmates didn’t hear from them afterwards. For those who needed extra incentive to get moving, police detained their families back home.

BRIEFING: The Chinese Government’s Misleading White Paper on the Human Rights Situation in East Turkestan
Jul 6, 2017
SCIO presents the white paper

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July 6, 2017 2:35 pm EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

BRIEFING: Ban on “Islamic” names an absurd intrusion into Uyghurs’ private lives
May 4, 2017

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at recent measures preventing Uyghurs from choosing state restricted names for their newborn children.

Discrimination, Mistreatment and Coercion: Uyghurs Face Severe Labor Rights Abuses in China and East Turkestan
Apr 5, 2017

Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.