On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on newly appointed General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping, to embrace the value of universal human rights that is embodied in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to respect the rights of the Uyghur people to “freedom, justice and peace.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.