UHRP in the News

Welcome to the Uighur Web
April 21, 2014

Amid police crackdowns and stifling censorship, one Chinese ethnic minority struggles to be heard online.

China Xinjiang teen 'dies after police clash'
April 17, 2014
Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

A teenager in China's Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive far-western region.

China presses Thailand to return Uighur refugees
April 3, 2014
A suspected Uighur from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, weeps as he speaks with a translator after being detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as Beijing flexes its diplomatic muscle and western powers warn Bangkok not to send them home.

Uygur groups condemn charge against academic Ilham Tohti
February 26, 2014
An Uygur boy holds a placard with a photo of Ilham Tohti that reads 'Freedom to Ilham Tohti' during a demonstration. Photo: AP

Ilham Tohti charged with separatism, which can carry the death penalty

Uyghur rights and China
January 15, 2014
Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

The situation of the Uyghur minority in north-west China became even more precarious in 2013, says Henryk Szadziewski.

Beijing Hits Out Amid Criticism on Human Rights
December 11, 2013
A dozen petitioners facing repatriation exit a van outside a government complex in Beijing, Dec. 9, 2013.

Thousands of ordinary Chinese who try to speak out about rights abuses are detained in the capital.

Only ‘loyal’ Uyghurs will get degrees, says government
December 4, 2013

China has stepped up pressure on ethnic minority students and lecturers in the restive northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, insisting that students must pass a test of political views and declare their allegiance to the Chinese state in order to graduate.

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.