UHRP in the News

UNPO Members Attend Sixth Session Of The Forum On Minority Issues
December 4, 2013

Nine UNPO Members attended the Forum where they discussed the religious challenges facing minorities worldwide.

Witnesses of Xinjiang Police Station Shootings Tell Another Story
December 4, 2013

An alternative account of the recent incident that left several Uyghurs dead says that Chinese police armed and barricaded themselves inside the police station, while locking Uyghur auxiliary police outside, then shot into the group of protesters from upper windows.

Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?
December 4, 2013

China steps up its international counterterrorism efforts with the help of two unlikely allies: Pakistan and the U.S.

Audio recording attributes Tiananmen crash to Uyghur armed group
November 24, 2013
Police officers fence off the scene of a car accident in front of Tiananmen Gate at Tiananmen Square on Oct. 28, 2013 in Beijing, China.Getty Images

But Uyghur experts question whether the Turkistan Islamic Party even exists

China and the Uyghurs
November 19, 2013
Alim Seytoff is speaking at a meeting on May 29, 2013.

An Uyghur leader talks about last month’s incident in Tiananmen Square and the plight of his people.

The Tiananmen Car Incident and China’s policy towards Uighurs
November 6, 2013

Kunleng discusses last week’s car crash in Tiananmen Square by three members of the same family, the Chinese state’s responses to date, reaction from diaspora Uighur group, and the history of Xinjiang, known by many Uighurs as East Turkestan.

China targets Uighurs after deadly Tiananmen Square incident
October 30, 2013

Three people in the car and two tourists were killed when the car mounted the footpath, ploughed through the crowd and smashed into a barricade before exploding into flames.

Uyghurs: When "Turning Blind Eye" Lasts Forever
October 26, 2013

Interview with Alim Seytoff, President of Uyghur American Association

The Roots of Hysteria
October 21, 2013

In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.

Time for China to Ratify International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
October 21, 2013

China will continue defending its record on protecting human rights of ethnic minorities.