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After Dolkun Isa, Indian Visas Denied to Activists from China, Hong Kong
April 28, 2016
Posting a link to a news report of the visa cancellation of Dolkun Isa, Lu Jinghua said that she was convinced that China was behind her travails too. Credit: Jinghua’s Facebook page

Lu Jinghua, who fled to the US after the Tiananmen square crackdown, was not allowed to board her flight on 27 April with authorities informing her that her e-visa had been denied.

Freedom of the Press 2016
April 28, 2016
Image Credit: Financial Times

China is home to one of the world’s most restrictive media environments. 

India Should Have the Responsibility to Teach China Democracy, Says Dolkun Isa
April 28, 2016
File photo of an Uyghur demonstration in Washington DC. Credit: Malcolm Brown/CC BY-SA 2.0

The Uyghur activist discusses the threat of Islamic terror in Central Asia, China’s dominance of the region, the need for greater global attention to the Uyghur cause and more.

The Dolkun Isa Visa Affair: India Mishandles China, Once Again
April 28, 2016

India’s bungled handling of Dolkun Isa’s visa will have long-term ramifications for Delhi’s China policy.

China: Scrap Foreign NGO law aimed at choking civil society
April 28, 2016

The Chinese government must scrap a new law aimed at further smothering civil society, Amnesty International said today.

Clampdown in China Restricts 7,000 Foreign Organizations
April 28, 2016
An event by Greenpeace addressing climate change in Beijing, the capital, in 2009. The law subjects foreign groups to oversight by the police. Credit Elizabeth Dalziel/Associated Press

 China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping’s drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision.

Inauguration of the Conference on Uyghur Refugees
April 27, 2016

The first international conference tackling the rights of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers was inaugurated yesterday [25 April 2016] in Berlin. 

Family of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Faces Severe Hardship, Social Isolation
April 27, 2016

Ilham Tohti's family rely on handouts from friends as they struggle to make ends meet on his wife's small salary.

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.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

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.