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Apr 29, 2016

The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges” Presentation in Berlin on April 25, 2016 by Alim Seytoff, Director of UHRP

"I'm listening." (Reuters/China Daily)
Apr 29, 2016

Several Chinese human rights activists and dissidents based outside the country have been banned from traveling to India for a China-focused conference about democracy—sparking concerns that Delhi is bowing to Beijing when it comes to human rights issues.

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
Apr 28, 2016

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.

Image Credit: Financial Times
Apr 28, 2016

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

File photo of an Uyghur demonstration in Washington DC. Credit: Malcolm Brown/CC BY-SA 2.0
Apr 28, 2016

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.

Apr 28, 2016

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

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
Apr 28, 2016

 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.

Apr 27, 2016

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

Apr 27, 2016

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

Ilham Tohti, a scholar and advocate for China’s Uighur ethnic minority, at home in Beijing in February 2013. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press
Apr 27, 2016

A prominent Uighur scholar who is serving a life sentence for separatism in a Chinese prison was named on Wednesday as a finalist for a prestigious human rights award for trying to promote dialogue in the troubled Xinjiang region of China.

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