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Uyghur Human Rights Project urges international community to maintain vigilance on the condition of Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 13:46

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its concern for the condition of Ilham Tohti, who was arbitrarily detained by Beijing and Xinjiang police on January 15, 2014

The Uyghur Human Rights Project commemorates Human Rights Day

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:00

On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2013, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the international community to publicly speak out against human rights abuses committed by the Chinese government in East Turkestan and to remind Chinese officials of their legal obligations towards the Uyghur people.

Eyewitnesses give alternative account of incident in Siriqbuya on November 16

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:32

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on the Chinese authorities’ version of a deadly incident in Siriqbuya township on November 16.

UHRP Translates Report On July 5, 2009 Crackdown in Urumchi

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) announces the release of its report To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi in Chinese. The report was published in English this year marking the fourth anniversary of deadly unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project launches new Chinese language website

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 16:30

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October 9, 2013, 4:30 pm EST

New Internet measures indicate increased curbs on Uyghur freedom of speech

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 20:15
A child at an Internet cafe in Urumqi

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the targeting of Uyghurs in East Turkestan over their online activity.

Same Mistakes, No Real Solutions From Beijing’s Misguided 2013 Xinjiang Work Forum

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:10

Chinese state media announced today that the fourth meeting of the “Xinjiang Work Forum” took place on September 23-24, 2013 in Beijing.

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi's Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:00

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria, a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the events of late August and early September 2009 in which a series of alleged pinprick attacks shook the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi.

UAA commemorates 9/11

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 20:40

On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of innocent lives at hands of terrorism.

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