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China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region
February 21, 2017
Chinese authorities have ordered hundreds of thousands of motorists to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles affected by edict covering part of Xinjiang following outbreaks of violence – and no petrol for owners who don’t comply

Prefecture in China’s Xinjiang to track cars by satellite
February 21, 2017
In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, vehicles run on the snow-covered road in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A prefecture in China’s Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in Urumqi and Communis

 A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to 'relentlessly beat' separatists
February 21, 2017

Hundreds of black clad, rifle-toting soldiers took to the streets of Urumqi as officials announce terrorist activity will be ‘smashed to pieces’

Chinese Security Forces Rally in Xinjiang in a Show of Power
February 21, 2017

Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang, an area troubled by occasional acts of ethnic violence and domestic terrorism, ordered paramilitary units and police officers to attend large rallies in the past week as a show of force.

Vehicles to Get Compulsory GPS Tracking in Xinjiang
February 20, 2017
Officals from Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture government in southeastern Xinjiang discuss stability maintenance policies program, Feb. 19.

The move is part of an "anti-terrorism, stability maintenance" operation that aims to track all vehicles in the region eventually.

China’s Armed Police and Soldiers Aim to Strike Fear among Muslims in Xinjiang
February 20, 2017
China's People's Armed Police strike fear in Xinjiang. (Photo : Xinhua)

China has the largest budget for suppressing internal dissent in the world -- far exceeding the money it spends on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) that defends it from external threats -- and a massive military rally yesterday in Muslim dominated Xinjiang province shows where that money is being spent.

China holds 'anti-terrorism' mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland
February 17, 2017
The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Kashgar in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism. 2017-02-17

The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.

China: Joint Letter to the Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China
February 17, 2017
Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

Briefing: The New Implementation Guidelines for the Counter-Terrorism Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Government’s Curbs on Human Rights
Sep 26, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.