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Feb 25, 2014

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm upon hearing that Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism.”

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Feb 24, 2014

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.

Jan 17, 2014

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

Dec 9, 2013

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.

Nov 20, 2013

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

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Nov 18, 2013

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.

Oct 9, 2013

​For immediate Release
October 9, 2013, 4:30 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association +1 (202) 478 1920

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Oct 8, 2013

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

Sep 24, 2013

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

Sep 18, 2013

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.

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