December 2016

UNPO Welcomes EU Resolution on Ilham Tohti and the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:53

On 15 December 2016, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution on breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law in China.

Conference on Ilham Tohti and Human Rights for the Uyghur in Munich

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:50

On the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the UNPO, in cooperation with the STP, ITI and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen convened a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on 12 December 2016.

China invents the digital totalitarian state

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:41

The worrying implications of its social-credit project

Uyghur Farmers Sent to School in China ‘Anti-Extremism’ Drive

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:16
A farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

The move appears aimed at further weakening Uyghur cultural identity and promoting identification with the Chinese state.

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:10

Worldwide record 259 journalists in jail, says CPJ annual census - See more at:

China Dismisses Human Rights Day Statements

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 20:19

Last Saturday was Human Rights Day, the 68th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Mural Created in Support of Uyghur Prisoner of Conscience

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:45
A mural is on display at the Container Yard for an Art for Amnesty event in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 10. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

Renowned Uyghur economics scholar Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence in China on charges of “separatism,” while thousands of human rights activists around the world are showing him support and raising awareness of his case.

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION - European Parlament

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:41

with request for inclusion in the agenda for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law pursuant to Rule 135 of the Rules of Procedure on the cases of the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy and Ilham Tohti


Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:28

176 out of 180 countries in the world rankings in 2016

How China’s repression in Xinjiang can backfire, again - Passport plan could create the problem China hopes to solve

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:20

China’s latest move against Uyghur secessionism may be unwittingly fostering the ideologies and terrorist violence that it seeks to suppress, Joshua Tschantret writes.