April 2020

Three Years of Mass Internment in Xinjiang Lead to Diplomatic Woes For China

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:16
Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017.

Rights violations in the region have drawn condemnation from the West, and particularly the US.

This Ramadan, Muslims should spare a thought for Uighurs in Xinjiang

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:14
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

Detained in camps and stripped of their religious rights, Uighur Muslims in China need the world's help

MPs urged to back rights abuse sanctions

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:11

Several Chinese government-linked businesses in Australia would be impacted by targeted sanctions against human rights abusers, federal politicians have been told.

A feeling of hopelessness: Interview with a Uyghur refugee in Turkey

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:10
Image by Ershat Abdul'ehet representing the Chinese government as a red dragon and a man wearing a traditional Central Asian hat and a blue shirt symbolizing the movement for independent East Turkistan.

Starting in 2017, the Uyghur community living in China has been submitted to increased targeting and indiscriminate imprisonment by the Chinese authorities. This policy of racial and religious profiling has led young Uyghurs, who are able, to leave China and remain in exile mostly in other Muslim countries such as Egypt, Turkey and Malaysia.

Huawei, 5G and Human Rights Abuses: Yes, They Are Connected

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 22:41
Huawei at an international fair in Berlin, Germany (credits). Photo: Wikipedia

Citing Huawei’s complicity in slavery and oppression, British Uyghurs are appealing to the British Government to reverse a decision to allow it to run part of the UK’s 5G network.

Amazon buying heat-sensing cameras from Chinese firm blacklisted by US over alleged Uighur muslim treatment

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 22:39

Deal is legal because rules only control US government contracts and not private sector

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Parents of Uyghur Man Studying Islam in Egypt

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 22:34
Al-Azhar University. https://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_swala/2274958011

Their son says he believes they were targeted for his studies and sending him money abroad.

US Religious Freedoms Panel Urges Sanctions on China Over Violations in Xinjiang

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 22:28
Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo

A new report calls for China to be redesignated a country of particular concern for its policies on faith.

UHRP welcomes rescue of Uyghur camp survivors 

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 16:45

In recent months, several Uyghur detention camp survivors have managed to reach safety in democratic countries. UHRP has continuously urged governments around the world to provide safe refuge for Uyghurs abroad, who are at risk of being swept into the camps if forced to return to China.

Uyghur Human Rights Project deeply troubled by Amazon’s business with Dahua

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:32

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is deeply concerned that online retail giant Amazon has purchased nearly $10 million worth of equipment from a Chinese surveillance company with direct links to mass detention and the creation of a highly invasive surveillance state in the Uyghur region of China.