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EU/China: Rights Dialogues Without Benchmarks Lack Impact
November 28, 2015
Gerhard Sabathil (L), director for East Asia and the Pacific in the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Li Junhua, director general for International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China hold a joint press conference after the 33rd human rights dialogue at the headquarters of the EEAS in Brussels on Dec. 8, 2014.

EU and its 28 Member States Should Hold China to Human Rights Standards

We’re not having this discussion
November 26, 2015

Over the weekend, a post on the official Weibo account of the United Nations said its Committee Against Torture had questioned China insistently over its record on such issues as judicial independence and its use of “black jails.”

CHINA SECURITY: How China is using the Paris attacks to promote the persecution of Uyghurs
November 25, 2015

The Chinese regime wasted no time after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris to call on the world to support its own brand of “counterterrorism” by helping it suppress the Uyghur minority group in Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan.

China: Allow Independent Investigations Into Xinjiang Violence
November 24, 2015
Chinese paramilitary forces taking part in the manhunt for the militants who attacked a mine in Xinjiang two months ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Deadly Counterterror Raid Increases Excess Force Concerns

China Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet Filters
November 24, 2015
Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang region. The area has long been home to experiments in Internet surveillance and censorship. Credit Goh Chai Hin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The Chinese government is shutting down the mobile service of residents in Xinjiang who use software that lets them circumvent Internet filters, escalating an already aggressive electronic surveillance strategy in the country’s fractious western territory.

China's Own 'Double Standard' on Terrorism
November 24, 2015
Image Credit: Kashgar moqsue image via Pete Niesen /

China continues to lump terrorist groups and peaceful activists together — and to censor media coverage of both.

Independent: As China joins the anti-Isis brigade, must we keep quiet about the Uighurs?
November 24, 2015
Uighur women protest against the Chinese government in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region Getty

It is clear that large-scale oppression by China of the Uighurs has been under way for years

China urges joint anti-terror efforts, but reveals little about attacks on its soil
November 23, 2015
A Chinese man sits behind a Uighur woman on a public bus in Urumqi, in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014.  (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

In September, a group of knife-wielding men laid siege to a coal mine in China’s far west, killing at least 11 civilians, three policemen and two paramilitary police officers -- a death toll greater than January’s assault by Islamic terrorists on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris.

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)
Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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