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China’s brutal crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority, explained
August 16, 2018
A Uighur man makes bread at a local bakery on July 1, 2017, in Kashgar, in China’s far western Xinjiang province. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A UN panel has said China detains about 1 million in secretive “reeducation camps,” where they face political indoctrination and torture.

Surprise Default in Xinjiang Raises New Debt Fears
August 16, 2018
The Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps (XPCC) is a unique economic and quasi-military organization

The Xinjiang default could dampen investors’ confidence in bonds issued by government-linked investment vehicles

August 15, 2018
Chinese policemen push Uighur women who are protesting at a street on July 7th, 2009, in Urumqi, China.  (Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Rights advocates suggest the president's hostile rhetoric and policies on American Muslims jeopardize his administration's ability to advocate against abuses abroad.

Chinese Cops Now Spying on American Soil
August 14, 2018

China is compiling a global registry of its ethnic minorities who have fled persecution, threatening to detain the families of those who don’t comply. The message: Nowhere is safe.

Chinese Landlord Rents to Uyghurs, is Arrested on ‘Terror’ Charge
August 14, 2018
A Zhenping county police notice, obtained by RFA, announces the arrest of a Chinese landlord for renting to Uyghurs.

His tenants have been told to go back to Xinjiang, where authorities will be told of their 'situation," a police source says.

UN reports of ''re-education'' camps for the Uyghur Muslim minority in China
August 14, 2018

Guest: Nury Turkel, Uyghur-American Attorney and Board Chair Uyghur Human Rights Project

China's state media defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown
August 13, 2018
Paramilitary police patrol the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region [File: Ng Han Guan/AP]

More than one million Uighurs are estimated to be in detention in 'counter-extremism centres' in China's far west.

Exporting persecution: Uyghur diaspora haunted by anxiety, guilt as family held in Chinese camps
August 13, 2018
Khadija Abdulaziz, 10, is photographed in her home in Mississauga, Ont., on Aug. 10, 2018.  CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Sometimes, at the Vista Heights Public School in Mississauga, when the teacher gathers students around for a community circle, Khadija Abdulaziz talks about her relatives in China, the dozens of people who have disappeared.

Extracting Cultural Resources: the Exploitation and Criminalization of Uyghur Cultural Heritage
Jun 12, 2018

For immediate Release

June 12, 2018, 11:00 am EST

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

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