Jun 24, 2020

Event co-sponsored by UHRP and the World Uyghur Congress: From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide: July 5, 2009 as a turning point in China's repression of Uyghurs

Jun 19, 2020

On World Refugee Day 2020, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to address looming statelessness for Uyghurs outside of China.

Jun 17, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 becomes the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkistan.  

Jun 12, 2020

The U.S. State Department’s 2019 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom documents the Chinese government’s ongoing human rights abuses against Uyghurs and others in East Turkistan due to their Islamic faith, featured in a sperate section due to the severity of the abuses. 

Jun 3, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released a new report, Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture. The report documents the Chinese government’s campaign to stamp out tangible aspects of Uyghur culture, using the ancient city of Kashgar as the most emblematic case.

May 27, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020. As the first legislation passed in response to the human rights crisis in East Turkistan, this law will help ensure that the issue is on the global policy agenda.

May 27, 2020

UHRP applauds the continued steps taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce to effectively respond to the ongoing human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

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.

UHRP REPORT—Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture
Jun 3, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released a new report, Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture. The report documents the Chinese government’s campaign to stamp out tangible aspects of Uyghur culture, using the ancient city of Kashgar as the most emblematic case.

UHRP EXPLAINER: Uyghur activists ask world to #HearUyghurs
Apr 24, 2020

The #HearUyghurs Campaign: On April 17, Uyghur diaspora activist Arslan Hidayat launched a new social-media campaign with the hashtag #HearUyghurs. The campaign highlights the trauma experienced by the worldwide Uyghur diaspora.

UHRP REPORT: Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness
Apr 1, 2020

UHRP’s new report, “Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness,” documents an ongoing and worsening issue facing Uyghurs abroad, namely refusal to renew passports and denial of access to other documentation by the Chinese government.