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Malware originating in China targeting Uyghur activists an attempt to control Uyghur sources of information about East Turkestan

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:59

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab recently announced a Mac-based Trojan originating in China has targeted Uyghur activists in an attempt to collect information about Uyghur activities conducted overseas.

Alleged hijacking in Hotan should be viewed with extreme caution

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:37

Official Chinese media reports of an alleged plane hijacking in Hotan by six Uyghurs should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details...

Uyghur Homeland, Chinese Frontier: The Xinjiang Work Forum and Centrally Led Development

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:19

A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.

New rules issued by Hotan company discriminate against Uyghur women

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 15:22

In line with an official security clampdown taking place in Hotan, a local company that leases property to businesses in the city has banned women wearing...

Global Times report reinforces fears regarding house-to-house searches in Hotan

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:09

An official Chinese media report published on June 19 regarding a notice of impending house-to-house searches in a neighborhood of Hotan reinforces the view that Chinese authorities are carrying out such searches in violation of Uyghurs’ religious freedom and other rights.

Notice informs locals of mandatory residence searches in Hotan community; police reserve the right to “use force” to enter homes

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 15:57

An official notice posted in the Gujanbagh neighborhood of the Uyghur city of Hotan informs locals that police will undertake a search of every residence in the neighborhood, at the behest of higher-level authorities.

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.

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