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Beijing’s hidden hitlist targets 100 fugitives here
June 15, 2018
President of the Australian Uighur Association, Mamtimin Ala, said many ethnically Uighur people in Australia live in fear and most have families going through “unspeakable trauma”.

An Australian national security agency head was shown a secret list of about 100 Chinese fugitives that Beijing believes live in Australia, evidence the communist nation’s hunt for former officials and business people is much wider than publicly known.

Islam in Xinjiang: “De-Extremification” or Violation of Religious Space?
June 15, 2018

As recently reported in the press, since Spring 2017, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in Xinjiang have “disappeared” into “political re-education centres,”euphemistically labelled mäktäp (Uy. schools) by frightened locals.

Nearly Half of Xinjiang Village’s Residents Sent to ‘Political Re-Education Camps’: Official
June 14, 2018
A security officer holding a shield and baton guards a security post leading into a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

A local police officer says that almost all of Yingsher village’s adult males have been detained.

Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
In this March 29, 2018, photo, Omir Bekali demonstrates how he was strung up by his arms in Chinese detention before being sent to an internment camp during an interview in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Astana can’t afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.

Every new car in China must have a tracking chip starting next year
June 14, 2018

China’s surveillance state already tracks people’s faces. Now it’s also going to track their cars, the Wall Street Journal has reported (paywall).

Interview: ‘The Most Painful Part of Losing My Mother’
June 13, 2018
Dolkun Isa at the National Press Club in Washington, March 7, 2018.  RFA

A prominent Uyghur exile leader says he was prevented from learning of his mother’s death for more than three weeks.

Players Group Demands Release of Uyghur Pro Footballer Detained For ‘Visiting Foreign Countries’
June 13, 2018
Erfan Hezim in an official photo issued by Jiangsu Suning F.C.   Photo courtesy of Jiangsu Suning F.C

FIFPro calls Erfan Hezim ‘one of China’s most promising young footballers.’

In China’s Far West, Companies Cash in on Surveillance Program That Targets Muslims
June 13, 2018

The firms profiting from China's rights abuses are often backed by Western investors.

Briefing: Chinese Government Accelerates Assimilative Policies in “Sinicization of Religion” Campaign
May 9, 2018


For immediate release

May 9, 2018 1:00 pm EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920


UHRP releases new report- ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan’
Apr 26, 2018

For immediate Release

April 26, 2018, 10:45 am EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas
Nov 28, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.