UHRP in the News

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair
January 26, 2015
Ilham Tohti

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists.

China and the Lethal Drone Option
January 15, 2015

As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.

Religious Extremism Law Imposes New Restrictions on China’s Uyghurs
December 10, 2014
Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.

Muslims in Xinjiang will be prevented from wearing religious garb the authorities believe is associated with extremism.

Bolstered ‘Silk Road’ trade could hurt China’s Uighurs
November 11, 2014

President Xi Jinping's notice of $40 billion to boost trade could mean more repression in Xinjiang, advocates say

China's crackdown on Uighurs could spark even more clashes, say analysts
September 27, 2014

The US 'war on terror' should stand as a cautionary tale for China, according to experts at a Uighur conference

Ilham Tohti, Online Voice of China's Uyghurs, Sentenced to Life in Prison
September 27, 2014

On Tuesday, Chinese Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was sentenced to life in prison after a court in Urumqi—the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—found him guilty of the crime of inciting separatism.

Why is violence spiking in China's northwest?
August 21, 2014

Clive Palmer says the Chinese government shoots its own people. If he's talking about Xinjiang, he's right.

China’s Double Standard on Terrorism
August 20, 2014

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

China Using Drones in Crackdown on Civilians
August 20, 2014

Human Rights Groups Say Repression of Ethnic and Religious Minorities Continues

China Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014
A worker preparing to pack a model of the Chinese-made Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, drone at an expo last year in Beijing. Drones are being increasingly used in China.Credit Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times

Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region’s “antiterrorist command” asked the country’s biggest space and defense contractor for help.