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Human Rights Day: It’s time for global sanctions on China to end the Uyghur human rights crisis
December 10, 2018
Photo posted by the Xinjiang Judicial Administration to its WeChat account, April 2017, showing detainees at a camp in Lop county, Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang. Photo: RFA, Oct. 2, 2018; cf. WaybackMachine Internet Archive, April 17, 2017.

Monday marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted in the wake of the atrocities of WWII, its 30 articles constitute governments’ explicit pledge to prevent a repetition of the crimes against humanity of the 1930s and 40s.

La Trobe Asia event: What’s happening to the Uyghurs in China?
December 10, 2018

In the Chinese region of Xinjiang, tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained inside enormous extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’. China claims the region faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists, stirring up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority and the ethnic Han majority. 

The Uyghur emergency: The causes and consequences of China's mass incarceration of Turkic Muslims
December 10, 2018

The Chinese government is under increased pressure over its archipelago of mass detention camps, holding approximately one million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as East Turkestan). Beijing has responded with a flurry of contradictory rhetoric, first denying that the camps exist, then portraying them as voluntary vocational training centres, and most recently describing them as a ‘counter-terrorism’ measure that Europe should learn from.

One man’s fight to get Congress to care about China’s Uyghurs
December 10, 2018

Dolkun Isa doesn’t have the money or powerful backing that most people who successfully lobby Congress have. But he’s going up against the government of China anyway.

Has the world abandoned the Uighur Muslims?
December 10, 2018

We speak to a Uighur refugee, and debate if data theft, interference and illegal spending tainted the Brexit referendum.

Majlis Podcast: The Repercussions Of Beijing’s Policies In Xinjiang
December 10, 2018

China’s campaign against Uyghur nationalism, branded by Beijing as separatism, has abruptly spiked in the last two years and spread beyond just the Uyghurs.

Appeal for the Closure of Political Reeducation Camps for Uyghurs and Other Minorities and for the Observance of Internationally Acknowledged Human Rights in the People’s Republic of China
December 10, 2018

Czech and Slovak Appeal for the Closure of Political Reeducation Camps for Uyghurs and Other Minorities and for the Observance of Internationally Acknowledged Human Rights in the People’s Republic of China

Ex-Prisoner Says China’s ‘Vocational Training Centers’ a Complete Lie
December 8, 2018
Businesswoman Gulbukhar Jalilova, 54, a former Uyghur detainee in Xinjiang, China. (Gulbukhar Jalilova)

Uyghur Reveals Chinese Communist Party's Crimes in Xinjiang

Re education Camps, Infiltration, Surveillance China Criticized over Persecution of Uyghur Muslims
December 8, 2018

We speak to Rushan Abbas, a Uyghur-American activist based in Washington, D.C. After she spoke out against China’s repression of the Uyghurs earlier this year, her aunt and sister disappeared and have not been heard from since.

Uighur leaders warn China's actions could be 'precursors to genocide'
December 8, 2018
A gate of what is officially known as a ‘vocational skills education centre’ in Dabancheng, in Xinjiang Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Campaign group urges foreign governments to halt ‘business as usual’ relations with Beijing until action is taken

Germany's top human rights official says barred from Xinjiang
December 6, 2018

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

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details how 231 intellectuals have been forcibly disappeared, interned in political indoctrination camps, removed from their posts or imprisoned since April 2017. 

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.