UHRP In the News

May 8, 2017

On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the UN premises.

Two ethnic Uyghur women pass Chinese paramilitary policemen. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
May 3, 2017

Mounting Islamophobia in the West has emboldened Beijing’s repression of Uyghur human rights.

May 3, 2017

Al Jazeera reports on new measures banning certain Muslim names in China. The report includes footage of UHRP director Omer Kanat delivering testimony at the United Nations in New York.

Apr 24, 2017

4 May, 6:00 PM - Gilman 50 - - - Xinjiang? East Turkestan? شىنجاڭ؟ شەرقىي تۈركىستان؟ 新疆?东土耳其斯坦? Whether you are aware of China's diversity or not, the...

Apr 7, 2017

PEN America and he Uyghur American Association are among seven groups asking President Donald Trump to voice human rights concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida beginning Thursday.

A Uighur woman walks past a statue of Mao Zedong, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 31, 2014. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images
Apr 6, 2017

During the 1980s, as an idealistic, ambitious Uighur growing up under repressive Chinese conditions in the city of Kashgar, there was one nation to which I pinned my hopes for freedom and democracy.

Yimamu Maimaiti and Patiguli Baikeli at Queen Amannisa in Crystal City: “Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States.” (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)
Mar 7, 2017

“Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States,” said Yimamu Maimaiti, a partner in Crystal City’s Queen Amannisa, the first Uyghur restaurant to open in the region. 

Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)
Feb 23, 2017

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.
Feb 16, 2017

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

'We are against extremist ideas and terrorism. This is a concern for our peaceful lives here,' Alisher Nasrakhunov, chairman of the Uighur council of elders says [Zhalil Saparov/Al Jazeera]
Jan 9, 2017

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

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