UHRP in the News

Group Protests Beijing's Drone Use in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014

An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year.

China starts drone surveillance in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014

China has started using surveillance drones following Muslim minority riots in restive Xinjiang province at the end of July, state media said on Monday.

Chinese city bans people with Islamic clothing and ‘big beards’ from using buses
August 8, 2014

The measures in Xinjiang province come after hundreds of deaths due to ongoing unrest, which Chinese officials blame on Muslim separatists

Xinjiang City Bans Beards, Islamic Dress From Public Buses
August 6, 2014

An overseas group calls the policy ‘racist’ against Uyghurs.

In One Xinjiang City, Beards and Muslim Headscarves Banned from Buses
August 6, 2014

Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.

China bans beards, veils from Xinjiang city's buses in security bid
August 6, 2014
  Uighur women stand next to a street to wait for a bus in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

Chinese City Bans Big Beards on Buses
August 6, 2014
FILE - An Uighur man sits at a street market in Kashgar, Xinjiang province.

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.

Uyghurs Punished for Roles in Tiananmen Terrorist Attack
June 23, 2014

LinkAsia speaks with Alim Seytoff, president of the Uyghur American Association and director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about the struggle Uyghurs in China face and the shortcomings of China's policies in their native province of Xinjiang.

Uhygurs ‘Caged’ by Internet Restrictions, Charges Report
June 17, 2014
lham Tohti, economics professor and webmaster of a popular Uyghur website, was arrested in late 2013 for advocating "splittism". Draconian restrictions on internet usage restrain Uyghur users in Xinjiang Province to a virtual cage, says a human rights group. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people based in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, suffer internet restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist regime (CCP) that amount to a virtual cage, says a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

China Pushes Assimilation to Calm Xinjiang Unrest
June 10, 2014
FILE - Two ethnic Uighur men walk in a clothing market in downtown Urumqi

China's remote Xinjiang region is facing growing ethnic unrest, becoming one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's biggest challenges.