Recent Posts

Returning Uighurs attacked Thai, Chinese police, China says
August 4, 2015

Some of the 109 Uighurs returned to China from Thailand last month attacked Thai and Chinese police while being taken aboard a flight back to Xinjiang, as they believed they would be executed on their return, Xinjiang's government said on Tuesday.

Turkey FM starts three-day visit to Malaysia
August 4, 2015

Source says discusses plight of Uighur and Rohingya at precursor to 48th Foreign Ministerial Meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Capitalism-loving disease: Xinjiang hidden HIV epidemic
August 3, 2015

Last January, one of Western China’s foremost HIV/AIDS advocates was arrested by the People’s Republic of China on charges of “endangering state security.” Human rights activists say no one has heard from—or about—him ever since.

Uyghur Exile Pursues Life in Turkey After Taunts and Torture Back in China
July 31, 2015

Young political prisoner recounts how China’s post-9/11 crackdown sundered his once prosperous family.

A Voice From China’s Uighur Homeland, Reporting From the U.S.
July 31, 2015
 Shohret Hoshur at the Radio Free Asia office in Washington. He said, “I cannot leave. They took such risks. In such a situation, how can I?” Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

IN December 1994, Shohret Hoshur, then a 29-year-old journalist in a remote corner of the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, said goodbye to his homeland.

China: Ensure 2022 Olympics Won’t Fuel Abuse
July 31, 2015
Thomas Bach President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Beijing as the city to host the the 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, on July 31, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

IOC’s Selection Raises Massive Concerns, Challenges

CPJ calls on IOC to ensure press freedom at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
July 31, 2015
 Performers outside the National Stadium in Beijing on Friday cheered before the International Olympic Committee announced that the city had won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing and calls on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that journalists are able to freely cover all aspects of the Games, including sensitive issues such as construction of the venues, possible protests, and any allegations of corruption.

Human rights groups slam IOC for granting Beijing 2022 Winter Games
July 31, 2015
Residents celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

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