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The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a new project manager

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 15:39

The Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization that promotes human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, is seeking an experienced, well-organized self-starter to fill its Project Manager position.

Raid on Hotan religious school reflects brutality of official Chinese policies amid crackdown on religion in East Turkestan

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 18:46

A raid by Chinese police on a religious school in Hotan that led to the injury of 12 Uyghur children reflects the sev

Chinese officials increase pressure on the imprisoned sons of Rebiya Kadeer

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 19:15

In a sign of increasing official pressure on the sons of Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer and her other family members in East Turkestan, Chinese authorities have forced imprisoned son Alim Abdureyim to

Living on the Margins: The Chinese State’s Demolition of Uyghur Communities

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 10:59

A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.

Top regional officials’ comments at NPC bode ill for Uyghur rights, stability of East Turkestan

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:36

Remarks made by top officials in East Turkestan at the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing this week reveal a disturbing failure...

Deaths reported in Kargilik, as tensions mount in the region

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 20:17

The reported deaths of residents of Kargilik (Chinese: Yecheng) in Kashgar Prefecture on February 28 have taken place against a backdrop of a heavy Chinese security presence in the region, mass detentions and heightened restrictions on Uyghurs’ religious practices.

As Xi Jinping visits U.S., human rights concerns must be prioritized

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 14:15

As the Obama administration hosts Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping during his visit to the United States, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges U.S....

Reports: Uyghur asylum seekers deported from Cambodia sentenced to life, 17 years in prison

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 00:00

According to a January 25 Radio Free Asia (RFA) report, citing local sources, Musa Muhammad...

Uyghurs shot to death in Guma County, amid intense state-led repression

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 00:00

The Uyghur American Association is extremely concerned about the reported killings of seven Uyghurs on December 28 in Guma....

Two years on, deported Uyghur asylum seekers remain “disappeared”

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 03:00

Two  years ago this week, 20 Uyghur asylum seekers were deported from Phnom Penh, Cambodia  to an unknown fate at the hands of the Chinese government.


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