October 2020

US envoy says UN has 'lack of curiosity' over alleged Chinese human rights abuses

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 21:31

The U.S. envoy for women’s issues on Thursday said that the United Nations could be doing more to investigate reported abuses on Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. 

How China Got to the Top is How We Can Bring Uyghur Muslim Camps Down

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 21:26
Uyghurs demonstrate in Washington DC on Oct 1, 2020. Photo: UAA

Organ harvests, forced sterilization of women, psychological torture, and forced family separations—the hallmarks of the Xinjiang region in China.

Senators condemn Chinese 'genocide' against Uyghurs

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 21:22
Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as a genocide. 

Large Covid outbreak in China linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 21:19

China’s largest coronavirus outbreak in months appears to have emerged in a factory in Xinjiang linked to forced labour and the government’s controversial policies towards Uighur residents.

VIDEO: Uyghurs in Crisis: the Jewish Response

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 14:02

On October 22, 2020, the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, Uyghur Human Rights Project, and European Union of Jewish Students held an event t

VIDEO: Online Book Event: "The War on the Uyghurs"

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:51

On October 23, 2020, UHRP Board Chair Nury Turkel and Dr. Sean Roberts discussed his new book, "The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority."

Indonesia Mum on Fate of Uyghur Prisoners Reportedly Deported to China

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 20:17
A police officer escorts Uyghur prisoners Abdul Basit Tuzer, Altinci Bayram, and Ahmet Mahmud to their trial in Jakarta, March 23, 2015. Photo: BenarNews

Nothing has been heard about the three men believed to have been sent back to China in September amid fears they may have been harshly treated or killed on their return.

Uyghur Camps and Factories: Holding Fashion Accountable

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 20:14
Uyghur laborer works at a shoe factory in China

Nike's coveted sneaker drops are some of the most anticipated events of the year.

US senators enter bill to label Uighur abuse 'genocide'

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 21:43
Protest against China in front of the Capitol Hill on October 1 enacting the mass incarceration of Uyghurs and other Muslims  Organised by Uyghur_American Association. Photo: USSProtest against China in front of the Capitol Hill on October 1 enacting the mass incarceration of Uyghurs and other Muslims  Organised by Uyghur American Asoociation

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch calls China's policies 'truly abhorrent'

Jewish community advocates for human rights crisis in China

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 21:36
Top is a photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xianjiang Judicial Administration purported to show Uigher detainees at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture’s Lop County in April 2017. Below, female trainees make shoes in a training center in China in 2018. (Photo credit: Fan Lingzhi / GT)

In a year with a global pandemic, it’s easy to forget things can always be worse.