UHRP in the News

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20
August 31, 2016
Human rights lawyer Teng Biao says China is experiencing its worst human rights crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power

Urban Heritage of the Silk Road
August 26, 2016

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

IFC Statement on Chinese State Suppression of Uyghur Environmental Activism
July 25, 2016

IFC applauds the Uyghur Human Rights Project’s newly released research report, “Without land, There Is No Life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism,” which has documented in details how the Chinese government policy destroyed the Uyghur people’s way of life and their environment for survival.

China goes all out to win favor with Indonesian Muslims
July 2, 2016
Students in central Java read the Koran outdoors by oil lamp during Ramadan. Indonesian Muslims have expressed anger over reports that Muslims in China faced restrictions on celebrating Ramadan. (Maulana Surya/Antara Foto via Reuters)

In late April, five senior figures from Indonesia’s largest Muslim civil society organization stepped off the plane in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, in China’s far west.

NGOs Urge US Government to Press China on Human Rights
June 3, 2016

Early next week in Beijing, the U.S. and China will hold its 8th Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the last of the Obama Administration

Joint Letter: Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law
June 2, 2016

Freedom House Joins a Call to Repeal China’s NGO Law

China’s future: Xi’s ‘great rejuvenation’ is radical and risky
June 2, 2016

“China is simply not turning out as many had expected and have worked so long and hard to realize — a liberal China,” notes David Shambaugh, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.

CHINA’S CENTURIES-LONG SECRET WAR ON MUSLIMS
May 24, 2016
File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Armed conflicts are like living organisms. Some grow and die in the blink of an eye, others ebb and flow like the tides of a river and others survive half buried, but alive, for centuries. In Xinjiang, its been over 300 years … and counting.

Human Rights Abuses of Ethnic Minorities in China
May 18, 2016

Presented on Monday, May 16th as a part of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Instant Issues Series in Springfield, MA.

High-Profile Conference in Berlin Raises Awareness of the Rights of Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers
May 4, 2016
Ms Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress

On 26 April 2016, the conference “The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges” was successfully concluded in Berlin.

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