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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Hair Product Industry Linked to Uyghur Forced Labor Booming in Xinjiang’s Lop County
May 28, 2020
Iminjan Seydin, a prominent Uyghur historian before disappeared 3 years ago into Chinese detention center (on the right) and recent screen grab from a video published on May 4, 2020 by the official China Daily shows denying reports that he was held in detention for the past three years.

Profits are significant with free labor but may also benefit from the sourcing of raw materials.

Jews Support the Uyghurs: The Lonely Jew Is No Longer Lonely
May 28, 2020
Poster for the Solidarity Iftar with the Uyghurs (from Facebook)

Last year, we reported how one Jewish gentleman gathered attention with his solitary protest in London. Now, Jewish support for Uyghurs is growing everywhere.

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown
May 27, 2020

Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries.

House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump's desk
May 27, 2020
Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Lawmakers in the House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained.

US Congress Passes Uyghur Rights Act Authorizing Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang
May 27, 2020

The bill, which targets officials complicit in the violations, now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

USCIRF Welcomes Appointment by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Nury Turkel to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
May 26, 2020
Nury Turkel

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the appointment of Nury Turkel, a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Uighurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews
May 26, 2020
Uyghurs demonstrate in Washington DC on Feb 05, 2020 in remembrance of  Ghulja massacre. Photo: RFA

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'I miss my homeland': fearful Uighurs celebrate Eid in exile in Turkey
May 26, 2020
Uyghur children in a Uyghur language school in Turkey. Photo: RFA

Istanbul has become world’s largest diaspora hub for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution

Uyghur human rights advocate Dilnur Reyhan laments lack of Muslim solidarity
May 26, 2020
Dilnur Reyhan. Photo by Ikuha,

The 11 million Uyghurs living in the western province of Xinjiang in China are a Muslim Turkic nation that has been targeted by Beijing and deprived of their most basic human rights, including freedom of religion, of movement, and also of transmitting their native language since Xi Jinping took power in China in 2012.

US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies 'complicit' in Uighur abuse
May 26, 2020

The Commerce Department announced on Friday that it will impose sanctions on a number of Chinese companies it alleges to have ties with the human rights abuses against a Muslim minority group in the northwestern part of the country.

Extradition Treaty That Could Deport Uyghurs From Turkey to China Faces Uncertainty in Ankara
May 21, 2020
Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate in Turkey, Jan 18, 2020. Photo: RFA

Lawmakers say the treaty is unlikely to see the light of day in parliament and that they would oppose it.

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.

UHRP BRIEFING: Local Residents in Danger of Starving in East Turkistan
Feb 26, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is deeply concerned by alarming new evidence that local residents are starving across the Uyghur homeland.