UHRP In the News

Ilham Tohti
Jan 26, 2015

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists.

Jan 15, 2015

As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.

Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.
Dec 10, 2014

Muslims in Xinjiang will be prevented from wearing religious garb the authorities believe is associated with extremism.

Nov 11, 2014

President Xi Jinping's notice of $40 billion to boost trade could mean more repression in Xinjiang, advocates say

Sep 27, 2014

The US 'war on terror' should stand as a cautionary tale for China, according to experts at a Uighur conference

Sep 27, 2014

On Tuesday, Chinese Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was sentenced to life in prison after a court in Urumqi—the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—found him guilty of the crime of inciting separatism.

Aug 21, 2014

Clive Palmer says the Chinese government shoots its own people. If he's talking about Xinjiang, he's right.

Aug 20, 2014

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Aug 20, 2014

Human Rights Groups Say Repression of Ethnic and Religious Minorities Continues

A worker preparing to pack a model of the Chinese-made Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, drone at an expo last year in Beijing. Drones are being increasingly used in China.Credit Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times
Aug 19, 2014

Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region’s “antiterrorist command” asked the country’s biggest space and defense contractor for help.

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