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Jun 15, 2016

For immediate release
June 15, 2016, 12:10 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

A Chinese teacher teaches Chinese characters to children at a kindergarten in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 26, 2009. This kindergarten offers bilingual education to pre-primary school children of local Uygur people. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)
Jun 13, 2016

On the occasion of International Uyghur Language Day, China must meet international human rights standards on linguistic rights

May 31, 2016

Xi Jinping must meet present-day calls for democratic reform and freedom as embodied by the student movement of 1989

May 2, 2016

Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the tightly controlled media environment and suppression of counter-government narratives in East Turkes

Apr 15, 2016

United States government report describes a range of serious violations indicating deteriorating human rights conditions in East Turkestan over

DON’T HAVE A GUN, I have only my mouth and my tears, and you cannot control them”—Patigul Ghulam
Apr 4, 2016

Uyghur mother targeted for seeking information on her son forcibly disappeared by Chinese police after Urumchi unrest in 2009

Mar 30, 2016

President Obama must remind China of its human rights obligations to the Uyghur people during alleged counter-terror measures

Feb 3, 2016

On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an end to religious repression and ethnic discrimination in the city. 

Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.
Feb 1, 2016

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.

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