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China: Credibly Investigate Xinjiang Blast
September 23, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014.

Suspects at Risk of Ill-Treatment

Foreign Reporters in China Face More Restrictions Now, Report Says
September 22, 2016
Journalists have faced a number of new obstacles since Xi Jinping, on screen above, came to power in China four years ago. Credit Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse

China has tightened restrictions on foreign journalists since Xi Jinping became the country’s leader four years ago, complicating efforts to parse Beijing’s thinking at a time when its slowing economy and growing global ambitions are making it increasingly important to the world.

September 22, 2016

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

China Wants You to Forget Ilham Tohti
September 21, 2016
Ilham Tohti speaks to students at Beijing’s Minzu University of China in 2009. © 2009 Associated Press

Uyghur Critic, 2 Years Into Life Sentence, Should Be Freed

In a Parched Corner of Xinjiang, Ancient Water Tunnels Are Running Dry
September 21, 2016
A Uighur man drove his donkey and cart past a well that draws water from an underground karez in Turpan, China. Credit The New York Times

It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of this ancient Silk Road outpost.

Ten Uighur detainees break out of jail, re-captured
September 20, 2016
Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Ten Uighur men escaped from a detention centre of Nong Khai provincial immigration office on early Tuesday morning but were re-captured in the afternoon.

OP-ED: China the Twelve Year Old
September 20, 2016

For far too long we have allowed the tyrant child to determine our actions. This must stop. We must stop fearing it.

Authorities Detain 17 in Connection with Deadly Sept. 10 Blast in Xinjiang's Hotan
September 19, 2016
Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Fate of injured policemen, suspects unclear amid news blackout and reports of more than 10 killed or injured.

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