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Exile Leaders Slam China Claims of ‘Voluntary Vocational Training’ For Detained Uyghurs in Xinjiang
October 19, 2018
Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

They call it an attempt to deceive the international community about the political 're-education camp' network ahead of a UN rights council meeting.

Kicking it With a Champion: Uyghur Athlete Dominates World Kickboxing
October 19, 2018
Kickboxing world champion Shahrizat Hallilova (left) competing in Thailand in 2018 RFA/Oyghan

A young Uyghur athlete is taking the world of international kickboxing by storm, having recently won four world championships competing for Kyrgyzstan.

A large crowd gathered to demand that China is held accountable for their persecution of minorities
October 19, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) and its member organisations the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC), in collaboration with the International Campaign for Tibet, organised a demonstration outside of the European Commission in Brussels.

My aunt and sister in China have vanished. Are they being punished for my activism?
October 19, 2018
Uighurs and their supporters rally across the street from United Nations headquarters in New York, March 15, 2018.

The Chinese government has imprisoned about 1 million people, without any pretense of trial, in “reeducation camps” in the country’s far west.

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Journalist in Political ‘Re-Education Camp’
October 18, 2018
Qurban Mamut (L) and his son Bahram Qurban (R) in Washington, February 2017.

Qurban Mamut’s son says his father was targeted because he is living in exile in the US.

China Sugar Restrictions in Xinjiang Hit Uyghur Bakeries Hard
October 18, 2018

Bakeries in Xinjiang struggle get enough sugar under policies that claim it can be used to make explosives.

October 18, 2018
Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (R) with unidentified man, May 16, 2014. Xinhua News Agency

The recent discovery that several prominent Uyghur scholars and writers have been sentenced to death or life imprisonment by the Chinese government is an outrageous abdication of the rule of law, and a clear demonstration of the government’s broad-scale attack on Uyghur intellectual life under the guise of preventing “separatism,” PEN America said today.

Ex-Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa despite Congress invitation
October 18, 2018
Rushengul Tashmuhemmet (L), Omurbek Eli, and their children are shown at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Sept. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy of Omurbek Eli

Kazakh national was asked to speak at Congress about his ordeal, but his application was rejected by the US consulate in Istanbul

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region: Disappeared Forever?
Oct 22, 2018

For immediate release

October 22, 2018 9:45 am EST

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

BRIEFING: China’s Unprecedented Campaign to Eradicate the Faith and Identity of the Uyghur People
Oct 3, 2018

Remarks at the International Religious Freedom Roundtable

BRIEFING: Testimony of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing
Sep 27, 2018

Testimony of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel,  House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing: "China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses." September 26, 2018.