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Mapping China’s Xinjiang Internment Camps for Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims
May 24, 2018
The site of a secret internment camp in Xinjiang provine, China (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/Google Earth)

China is detaining hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims Inside, they are subject to abuse in an attempt to 're-educate' them away from their religion

Elderly Uyghur Woman Dies in Detention in Xinjiang ‘Political Re-Education Camp’
May 24, 2018
An elderly Uyghur woman stands near a mosque where a paramilitary police vehicle is parked in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi, in a file photo. AP

She is believed to be one of several detained relatives of two men who run a bakery in Egypt.

Tempers Flare as US, China Clash at UN Over Activist Beijing Calls ‘Terrorist’
May 24, 2018
U.S. Ambassador Kelley Currie speaks during an NGO Committee meeting in New York this week. (Screen capture: U.N. Webcast)

By Patrick Goodenough
May 24, 2018 | 4:21 AM EDT

Symposium to address China’s ‘harsh policy towards Uyghurs’
May 24, 2018

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has announced that, together with the Uyghur American Association and the Uyghur Academy, it will be hosting a “Symposium on the Identity Crisis of Uyghurs Today”.

Xinjiang’s “transformation through education” camps
May 24, 2018

Over the last year there has been a steady stream of anecdotal and eyewitness reports of China’s construction of a system of “transformation through education” (jiaoyu zhuanhua) centres in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in the northwest of the country, where up to one million ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakhs are potentially being held indefinitely.

Merkel In China To Press For Dialogue On Human Rights
May 24, 2018
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 24.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 24 met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, highlighting the importance of dialogue between China and Germany amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

What The Inside Of One Of China's Re-Education Camps Looks Like
May 23, 2018
A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014.

May 22, 20184:46 PM ET

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China’s Bingtuan paramilitary force tightens grip on Xinjiang
May 23, 2018
Bingtuan has expanded into agribusiness including cotton farming © AFP

Body set up under orders of Mao Zedong expands land reclamation and demographic dilution

Briefing: Chinese Government Accelerates Assimilative Policies in “Sinicization of Religion” Campaign
May 9, 2018


For immediate release

May 9, 2018 1:00 pm EST

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


UHRP releases new report- ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan’
Apr 26, 2018

For immediate Release

April 26, 2018, 10:45 am EST

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

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.