UHRP in the News

The Battle for China's Spirit Islam
August 24, 2017

Both Hui and Uighur Muslims have experienced intensified restrictions and Islamophobia since Xi Jinping became leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 2012, with controls deepening and expanding in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region especially.

Chinese Muslim Dissidents Remain Protected In EU, But For How Long?
August 16, 2017

Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours.

Chinese Shed Tears for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo
July 18, 2017
Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting at the memorial for Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in Flushing on July 15. (Photo via World Journal)

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate who died on July 13, has had some critics among exiled radical Chinese dissidents. But the Taiwan Center in New York was overflowing with his “comrades” and admirers at a memorial held for him on July 15.

Round-ups of Uyghurs Continue as Egypt, China Condemned by Rights Groups
July 10, 2017
 View of the inner courtyard in Al-Azhar.

Fearful Uyghurs scramble to get out of Egypt and avoid forced return to China, where they risk torture and arbitrary jailing.

EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue
June 19, 2017
European Council President Donald Tusk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive at the EU-China Summit in Brussels on June 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

EU and its 28 Members Lack Strategy, Credibility to Bring Change

Uyghurs Rally Around Language in Face of Pressures From China
June 15, 2017
Uyghur schoolchildren in Xinjiang, in file photo.

International Uyghur Language Day, launched in 2015, urges Uyghurs around the world to speak their native language.

Uyghur Human Rights Activist Expelled from UNPFII
May 8, 2017

On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the UN premises.

Surrealism Abounds in China’s Uyghur Crackdown
May 3, 2017
Two ethnic Uyghur women pass Chinese paramilitary policemen. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Mounting Islamophobia in the West has emboldened Beijing’s repression of Uyghur human rights.

AJ News Grid: Ban on Muslim Names in China
May 3, 2017

Al Jazeera reports on new measures banning certain Muslim names in China. The report includes footage of UHRP director Omer Kanat delivering testimony at the United Nations in New York.