Sep 22, 2020

UHRP Board Chair Nury Turkel has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME. 

Sep 22, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) extends its deep gratitude to the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The bill is the first national legislation anywhere in the world enforcing human-rights standards to end the import of goods made with Uyghur forced labor. 

Sep 18, 2020

Uyghur Americans met with 58 Congressional offices in August and early September to urge action on China’s widespread use of Uyghur forced labor. The advocacy days coincided with increased attention to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a bill designed to end corporate complicity of American companies and consumers in forced labor.

Sep 16, 2020

On September 14, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced five new withhold release orders (WROs) in response to China’s widespread use of forced and prison labour in the Uyghur Region. These WROs are recognition that the advocacy of Uyghur groups, human rights organizations, trade unions and investors who have documented the use of forced labour in global supply chains linked to the Uyghur Region is paying off.

Sep 14, 2020

UHRP and 22 genocide and atrocity prevention organizations from 5 countries call for action. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has sent an open letter to governments, along with 22 genocide and atrocity prevention organizations from 5 countries, and 16 senior experts, expressing grave concern that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uyghurs in East Turkistan.

Sep 4, 2020

Uyghurs around the world stand in strong solidarity with Southern Mongolians as they defend their language. Uyghurs salute and support the peaceful efforts by Mongolian students to stop the erasure of their language in their homeland of Uvur Mongol (English: Southern Mongolia), often referred to as "Inner Mongolia."

Aug 31, 2020

Groups file petition with Customs and Border Protection for a regional Withhold Release Order on cotton products from the Xinjiang Region

A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

EXPLAINER—Five Things to Know About the Bingtuan
Aug 27, 2020

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) or Bingtuan:
1. Exercises State & Police Powers
2. Serves as a Colonizing Force
3. Commits Brutal Abuses
4. Profits from Uyghur Forced Labor
5. Operates a Global Business Empire

UHRP BRIEFING—Uyghurs to China: "Return our relatives’ passports"
Aug 6, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released a new briefing highlighting calls by Uyghur Americans for the Chinese government to return their relatives’ passports and permit travel overseas for family reunifications in the United States.

UHRP REPORT: “The Happiest Muslims in the World”: Disinformation, Propaganda, and the Uyghur Crisis
Jul 28, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has released a new report analyzing the Chinese government’s attempts to craft and promote a narrative responding to international criticism of its large-scale arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.