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Prominent Uyghur Language Researcher Disappears, Feared in China’s Re-education Camps
November 16, 2018
A photo of Dr. Abdurehim Rahman taken from an official website of the Xinjiang government

Xinjiang University lecturer Abdurehim Rahman had visited Turkey to conduct research.

Canada’s residential schools ‘could have lessons’ for China in its treatment of Uyghur Muslims: ambassador
November 16, 2018

The federal government is holding up Canada’s experience with residential schools as a warning to China over its mass detention of Muslims – a subject raised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with China’s Premier this week.

A Woman Tells Her Story Of Forced Abortion And Escape From China's Repression
November 16, 2018

The story of one Kazakh woman who Chinese authorities forced to undergo an abortion and then assigned local government "minders" who were with her 24/7 as she attempted to escape China to Kazakhstan.

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Support Bill Condemning Human Rights Violation Against Turkic Muslims in China
November 16, 2018

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today called on all those who value religious liberty to urge their members of Congress to support the bipartisan legislation condemning human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province and calling for an end to the arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.

Perspectives | Dispatch from Xinjiang: Friday doesn’t happen anymore
November 16, 2018
Hotan Market in Xinjiang. (Eurasianet)

On casual strolls through the backstreets of Xinjiang’s major cities, I have seen padlocked doors and piles of rubble where mosques long stood.

'If we remain silent, it might get worse': Uighurs fear for loved ones in China
November 16, 2018
Maria Mohammad, Uighur mother of three, fled China to escape persecution (MEE/Azad Essa)

Uighur Muslims residing in US tell MEE that many of their family members have been rounded up into Chinese internment camps

Beijing lashes out after diplomats seek explanation for Uyghur crackdown
November 15, 2018
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

China's Foreign Ministry has responded furiously to an official letter, reportedly drafted by 15 Western diplomats, calling for answers to the continuing human rights crisis in Xinjiang.

'Cultural genocide': How China is tearing Uyghur families apart in Xinjiang
November 15, 2018
Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja holds a pictures of her brother who has been missing in Xinjiang for more than a year

Every day, US-based Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja tries to call her family in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Sometimes she tries up to 20 different numbers, just hoping that someone will pick up.

US Lawmakers Unveil Bill Calling For Release of Uyghurs From China’s Detention Camps
November 15, 2018
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.

Bipartisan legislation would push for sanctions and set up a State Department coordinator on Xinjiang.

Exclusive: In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns
November 15, 2018

A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China’s restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.

Glaring Omission in Security Council Plan to Visit China
November 15, 2018

One Million Uighurs in Detention Deserve World’s Attention

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.