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Chinese*: Citizenship and Rights of the Uyghur Community
April 24, 2017

4 May, 6:00 PM - Gilman 50 - - - Xinjiang? East Turkestan? شىنجاڭ؟ شەرقىي تۈركىستان؟ 新疆?东土耳其斯坦? Whether you are aware of China's diversity or not, the...

Focus on faith misses drivers of extremism
April 24, 2017
Karim Cheurfi, the gunman who opened fire on police on Paris's iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night. AP Photo

Tackling the rise of extremist groups such as ISIL is an enormously complex task. It requires an understanding of the ideology that gains recruits, of the motives of its leaders and of the countries and communities in which it operates. And all of that is quite apart from the tactics of the military fight against the group.

Imagining Re-Engineered Muslims in Northwest China
April 21, 2017

While perusing the news from Northwest China in mid-April 2017, I came across a story about a Uyghur official who refused to smoke cigarettes in front of other devout Uyghurs.

China Bans 'Extreme' Islamic Baby Names Among Xinjiang's Uyghurs
April 20, 2017
A Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

Jihad, Mecca, Hajj, and Saddam are among names judged to be 'a bit too much' according to current baby registration guidelines.

New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people
April 20, 2017

China has been forcing international Uyghur students to return home by threatening their families with imprisonment

THE XINJIANG TAKEOVER: CHINA’S MASTER-STROKE
April 20, 2017

By taking over Xinjiang, communist China controlled the western borders of the Middle Kingdom, access trade with Central Asia, block any possibility of Soviet advance, and come in contact with Indian frontiers

Pak's indifference to Muslim oppression in China 'alarming'
April 20, 2017

Pakistan turning a deaf ear and going cold turkey in dealing with China's repression unleashed on its Muslim community is nothing short of alarming, as even the state media besides the Nawaz Sharif-led government is looking at this development the other way according to an analysis in the Kashmir Images.

Uyghur Village Cadre Dismissed For Holding Islamic Wedding Vows at Home
April 19, 2017
Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Marriages must be held at government-sanctioned venues with approved officiants, sources say.

Discrimination, Mistreatment and Coercion: Uyghurs Face Severe Labor Rights Abuses in China and East Turkestan
Apr 5, 2017

Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs
Mar 6, 2017

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.

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.