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.

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Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice
January 27, 2020

His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport — long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing.

Majlis Podcast: What Happens When China’s Kazakhs Flee To Kazakhstan?
January 27, 2020
Murager Alimuly (right) and Kaster Musahanuly are seen in the defendants' cage at their trial on January 6 in Zaysan.

At a January 21 trial in Kazakhstan’s eastern town of Zaysan, a court found Kaster Musahanuly and Murager Alimuly guilty of illegally crossing into Kazakhstan from China.

Uyghur Supporters March as Part of the Chinese New Year Parade
January 27, 2020
On Main Street, Flushing, dozens of Chinese flags lined both sides of the street as a group that was part of the Chinese New Year parade advocated for human rights for Uyghurs under the rule of the Chinese communist government in Xinjiang, China. (Photo credit: Jimin Kim)

In Flushing, Queens, Uyghur supporters calling for human rights for Uyghurs in China marched as part of the Chinese New Year parade.

Two Uyghur Cadres Jailed Over Failure to Confiscate ‘Illegal Religious Text’
January 24, 2020

The pair were convicted after a book they permitted was deemed ‘extremist’ three years later.

Xinjiang’s TikTok wipes away evidence of Uyghur persecution — Coda Follows Up
January 24, 2020

In the months that have passed, TikTok has come under fire for shutting down a video of a young woman who discussed the Xinjiang concentration camps while curling her eyelashes. The platform later apologized for a “human moderation error.”

The Wuhan coronavirus has hit Xinjiang, where China has imprisoned at least 1 million Uighur Muslims. Its filthy detention camps will make inmates sitting ducks.
January 24, 2020

At 6 p.m. local time health authorities reported a 47-year-old man, named as Li, and a 52-year-old man, named as Gu, were infected, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing the state-run China Central Television (CCTV).

U.S. Customs Eyes Imports Made With Forced Labor in Xinjiang
January 24, 2020
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Uyghur Escape in Thailand Draws International Focus on Minority Muslim Group
January 24, 2020
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014. Photo: RFA

Thailand's Bangkok Post urges the release of the group, who have been held in an immigration cell for almost six years.

China’s camps now have survivors, and their ordeals aren’t over
January 24, 2020
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

The Chinese government is busily spinning lies about its massive “re-education camps” for Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. But as survivors escape China, their firsthand accounts tell the true story — and their terrible ordeals continue.

Conditions Put Xinjiang Internment Camps at Risk as Region Confirms First Coronavirus Cases
January 23, 2020

Experts warn that the camps are ripe for an epidemic due to overcrowded facilities and poor sanitation.

Cutting-edge tech reveals China’s false claims over Xinjiang’s re-education camps
January 23, 2020

An E&T investigation using remote-sensing analytics technology uncovers China’s deception surrounding Xinjiang’s re-education camps. Despite claims to have released detainees from vocational training camps, the technology found a third of camps not only remained open but even extended activities.

Briefing: A Uyghur’s Reflections on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27, 2020

 China’s Unprecedented Campaign to Eradicate the Faith, Identity and Cultural Heritage of the Uyghur People

Remarks by Omer Kanat at the 15th Annual Reflections on the Holocaust and Genocides, January 26, 2019, Centers for Pluralism

UHRP BRIEFING: The “laboratory of repression” in East Turkistan: the action agenda | Remarks by Omer Kanat
Dec 13, 2019

The “laboratory of repression” in East Turkistan demands action by a long list of institutions. Universities, hospitals, and medical companies cannot claim ignorance. The cotton industry and tech companies are on notice. The World Bank and the Olympics are in the hot seat for complicity. History is watching. The lesson is very simple: business as usual must not continue.

UHRP REPORT: Demolishing Faith: The Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques and Shrines
Oct 28, 2019

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.