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China's New Law Targets Muslim Children For 'Correction'
October 21, 2016
Uyghur students study at a bilingual middle school in Hotan, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

Parents and educators in Xinjiang are ordered to prevent children practicing religion, while those who do could be sent to 'special schools.'

China Recalls Passports Across Xinjiang Amid Ongoing Security Crackdown
October 20, 2016
ap showing location of Ili prefecture in Xinjiang.

An exile group says the policy is aimed at restricting the movements of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

Five facts about Ilham Tohti, award-winning activist jailed in China
October 20, 2016

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti celebrates his birthday on 25 October, shortly after he was awarded the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for human rights. But who is he and why is he in prison in China?

China Lags Behind in Rule-of-Law Ranking
October 20, 2016
The No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin in August. A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was convicted of subversion and sentenced to seven years in prison, state media reported -- the third such trial this week as authorities cracked down on dissent. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A new global ranking finds China is making limited progress

For More Than 7 Years, Former Guantanamo Detainee Still Waiting for 'Home'
October 19, 2016
Khalil Mamut has lived in Bermuda for more than seven years after he and three other detainees were dropped off after being transferred from Guantanamo prison.

Bermuda may be the last place you'd expect to find a former detainee of the Guantanamo detention center, one of the most notorious prisons in the world, but Khalil Mamut has called the beautiful, scenic island in the Atlantic Ocean home for a little more than seven years.

The Limits of Chinese Isolationism
October 18, 2016

On August 20, Chinese state media published a travel dispatchfrom Sulayman Mountain, a pilgrimage site popular with tourists in Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region.

'My Father Shouldn't Be in Jail At All'
October 17, 2016
Jewher Ilham, daughter of Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur academic who was jailed for life by China, testifies in Washington, April 8, 2014.

The daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti speaks out in support of her father after he wins a prestigious award.

Xinjiang steel collapse casts shadow
October 17, 2016
An employee works inside a steel factory in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

As China has slimmed down its bloated steel sector, the western region of Xinjiang has felt the pain even more than the industry's heartland to the east, threatening efforts to develop a restive area that is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people.

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons