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Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities
April 20, 2018

The exiled leader of an ethnic minority in China is readying to go on a hunger strike to protest against Beijing's treatment of the Uighur people.

Crowd at Chinese Embassy Demands Answers : Lantos Foundation & Uyghur National Movement Seek Contact with Disappeared Uyghurs
April 20, 2018
Lantos Foundation President, Katrina Lantos Swett, joins crowd outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday to demand contact with dissapeared Uyghur's.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice and the Uyghur National Movement, along with a number of Uyghur rights NGOs, joined members of the local Uyghur community in front of the Chinese Embassy seeking answers about and contact with missing family members likely detained in the Xinjiang region’s notorious “re-education camps”.

US Urges China to ‘End Counterproductive Policies’ Targeting Uyghurs in Xinjiang
April 20, 2018
Armed civilians patrol the area outside the bazaar in the seat of Hotan prefecture, Nov. 3, 2017. AP

The State Department calls on Beijing to release those arbitrarily detained in the region.

EU presents (nearly) united front against China’s ‘unfair’ Belt and Road Initiative
April 20, 2018
The European Union has expressed increasing concerns about China’s influence over the continent. Photo: Xinhua

Document denouncing infrastructure project was signed by all but one EU ambassador in Beijing as concerns grow over Chinese influence on continent

U.S. labels China, Russia, Iran and North Korea 'morally reprehensible' over rights
April 20, 2018
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

The U.S. State Department on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” governments it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability as a result.”

Xinjiang Authorities Use ‘Burial Management Centers’ to Subvert Uyghur Funeral Traditions
April 19, 2018
A file photo shows a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of Xinjiang's capital Urumqi. AP

Exile observers say the centers also help ‘deal with’ deaths in detention.

China's internet is reaching new levels of crackdown
April 19, 2018
Weibo, a popular Twitter-like service in China, is axing "pornographic, gory and violent" content as part of a three-month purge it is launching on its platform.

In one of the world’s most restrictive media environments, tech companies are practicing self-censorship to curry favour with China’s ruling party.

US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses
April 18, 2018
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, attends a group discussion session on the second day of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 19, 2017.

A senior U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a sweeping security crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a law targeting human rights offenders.

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas
Nov 28, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office
Oct 30, 2017

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs.

BRIEFING: The Chinese Government’s Misleading White Paper on the Human Rights Situation in East Turkestan
Jul 6, 2017
SCIO presents the white paper

For immediate release

July 6, 2017 2:35 pm EST

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