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A group of Uyghur women stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, in farwest China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Carol Huang)
Jan 19, 2016

Minority Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang fear move a further clampdown on faith

Greg Fay is project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a nonprofit human rights research, reporting, and advocacy organization promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkestan.
Jan 13, 2016

Greg Fay, project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, discusses the formidable challenges to covering the Uyghur minority in China

TOUGH HOMECOMING: Erkin Kurban says he was pressured to spy on the Uighur community in Canada when he returned to visit his family in Xinjiang in 2013. A long-haul truck driver, Kurban is seen here on a trip between California and Montreal, where he now lives. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Dec 30, 2015

How Beijing is infiltrating and intimidating Uighur exile communities, from the Americas to Europe to Australia.

Paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP)
Dec 17, 2015

Hope for an improvement to the rights situation of Uighur Muslims appear bleak

The aptly named Ya’ou (Asia-Europe) Boulevard, part of the Western Europe-Western China Highway which will soon stretch from the east coast of China to St. Petersburg, Russia, runs through the center of Horgos. The border with Kazakhstan is in the background. Image Credit: Wade Shepard
Dec 16, 2015

There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.

Oct 27, 2015

In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the UNPO and the WUC convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights”, hosted by Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE)

Oct 26, 2015

A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.

China is gearing up to mark on October 1 the 60th year of Xinjiang Autonomous Region's formation [Reuters]
Sep 28, 2015

Senior official asks Uighur Muslim figures to oppose "extremism" in lead-up to 60th anniversary of region's formation.

People hold up photos of alleged victims of persecution during a protest in front of the White House ahead of the upcoming state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
Sep 24, 2015

US activists and lawmakers slammed China’s recent rights record on Friday as controversy mounts ahead of a visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping.

Sep 9, 2015

We write regarding the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015. Our organizations have worked to help promote and defend human rights in China for decades, and are deeply concerned by the significant erosions to rights during President Xi’s tenure.

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