October 2020

UHRP urges Canadian Government to act on parliamentary subcommittee finding of genocide

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:25

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is encouraged by recent findings of the Canadian Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights (SDIR), who recommended that the Canadian government recognize that acts being committed against Uyghurs constitute genocide.

Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments ‘Hong Kong 12’ detained for over 60 days after allegedly attempting to escape Hong Kong

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:14

We, the undersigned condemn the arrest and detention of the 12 Hongkonger activists who are currently being held in i

Uyghur Muslims in Scotland: ‘Will we see families again?’

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 22:00

Uyghur Muslims who have fled China and are now living in Scotland have told of their plight.

Washington should seek election to the UN Human Rights Council to stand up for Uyghurs against Beijing

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 21:57
United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: UN.

In 1945, 51 countries founded the United Nations. In the aftermath of the massive suffering of the Second World War, their objectives were simple: peace and security, social and economic progress and human rights.

UK forced labour probe reaches out to apparel retailers

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 21:54

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee launched a probe last month to look at the extent to which businesses in the UK are linked to the use of forced labour of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. It followed a recent report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) that mapped nearly 380 of China's controversial detention centres in Xinjiang province.

Online Book Event: "The War on the Uyghurs"

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 10:21

October 23, 2020, 12 pm EDT

Join us for a discussion between UHRP Board Chair Nury Turkel and Dr. Sean Roberts on his new book, "The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority."

[EVENT] Uyghurs Under Threat

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:41

Thursday, November 12, 2020 10 a.m. – 1 p.m

China’s crackdown on the Uighurs

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:37
An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020.

A carefully researched study of Beijing’s repression in Xinjiang

No to China Olympics amid Uighur genocide

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:32

On Oct. 6, the UN Committee on Human Rights released a statement on the concentration camps in China’s Xinjiang region in which at least 1 million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are incarcerated.

15 Years in Prison on Charge of 'Separatism': Tale of Another Uyghur Artiste Hursan Hassan

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:28
Hursan Hassan

'Millions of civil servants, writers and teachers were fired. Elites and artists were attacked, many intellectuals were labeled 'counter-revolutionaries', beaten or killed, others were sent to 'corrective labor camps'".