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China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report
February 25, 2015
Security forces participate in a military drill in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

During 2014, the ruling Chinese Communist Party intensified its targeting of ethnic minority groups with an "anti-terror" campaign in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang

Amnesty International Report 2014/15
February 25, 2015

The authorities continued to severely restrict the right to freedom of expression. Activists and human rights defenders risked harassment and arbitrary detention. Torture and other ill-treatment remained widespread and access to justice was elusive for many.

World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report
February 25, 2015

The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual human rights report, which focuses on the most important human rights issues faced by Uyghurs living in East Turkestan.

How the West Was Lost
February 23, 2015

It's not OK to call Beijing a counterterrorism "partner" if it simply legitimizes the government’s human rights crackdown at home.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Middle Eastern Reactions to Rising China’s Uyghur Crackdown
February 23, 2015
Uighur Muslim men outside a mosque in the Xinjiang region of China. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

This paper addresses the issue of China’s rise in the Middle East through the prism of the Uyghur and Xinjiang issues.

Sources of Conflict in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: History, Power, and Uyghur Identity Flux?
February 23, 2015

This commentary discusses the historical and contemporary conditions, underlying causes and future trajectories of the Uyghur conflict in the XUAR, China, and deals with issues of ethnicity, identity, religion, and nationalism in the context of the challenges within the region.

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture
February 23, 2015

Dead from Feb. 17 clash include four police and four bystanders hit by indiscriminate police gunfire

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region
February 23, 2015

Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks.

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).