UHRP in the News

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.

Uighur Activist Accuses China of Covering Up Xinjiang Killings
August 28, 2013
Alim Seytoff

A Uighur American activist is accusing China of covering up the killing of about a dozen Muslims during a raid in the northwestern region of Xinjiang last week.

Over News of Clash, a Shroud of Silence in Xinjiang
August 27, 2013
The police standing guard last month in a Uighur neighborhood in the Xinjiang region, where violence flared in late June.

The blood has long since been hosed away, but weeks after Chinese security forces opened fire on a crowd of Muslim protesters, killing what local residents said were scores of young men, there is a palpable fear on the streets of this dusty farming township in Xinjiang, the restive borderland region in China’s far west.

Uyghurs Failed by China’s Policies
July 3, 2013
Anti-terrorism police forces in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region held a swearing-in ceremony on June 29, following violent clashes which killed at least 35 people last week. Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party, attended the ceremony.

Two recent incidents in northwest China have called to attention the dire situation among Uyghurs and the need for a far-reaching review of policies for Chinese officials.

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith
July 3, 2013

At a holy site in the Central Asian desert, the indigenous Uyghur people tie rice and corn to grave-markers to "feed" spirits and protect the souls of their dead.

Uyghur Muslims Restricted in China, New Report Says
May 30, 2013

Repressed for over six decades, they often seem to be a forgotten minority in China.

Uighur group faults China on Islam practice
May 30, 2013

China has imposed a "bewildering" array of regulations on the practice of Islam by its minority Uighur population that have severely impeded religious freedom, an advocacy group warned Wednesday.