January 2021

Genocide in Xinjiang

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:08
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. TikTok

The U.S. has concluded that the Chinese Communist Party’s actions against the Uighurs also constitute crimes against humanity.

UHRP Submission for Consideration by the U.K. Conservative Party Human Rights Commission

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:06

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) submitted a briefing [link to briefing] in May 2020 to the U.K. Conservative Party Human Rights Commission ahead of its compilation of the now-public report, The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016–2020.

Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:03

The United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous human rights abuses accountable.

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:00

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

Genocide & Humanitarian Crisis of Uyghurs in China–A Conversation with Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy at UHRP- Part 1

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:58

Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy for the Uyghur Human Rights Project joins us to discuss the modern day Genocide & Humanitarian crisis that is affecting the Uyghur population in China.

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urge MPs to back Uyghur amendment

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:54

Letter signed by vice president of the Board of Deputies along with Catholic, Anglican and Islamic leaders comes ahead of today's crunch vote

Holocaust survivors and Tory MPs press Boris Johnson over Uighur ‘genocide’

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:49

Campaigners and Conservative MPs want Britain to act on ‘genocide.’

Forced labor of Uyghurs: the textile industry struggles to show white paw

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:47

Accused of using cotton from the forced labor of Uyghurs in China, the textile industry had to sift through its supply chains, a challenge faced with cascading subcontractors but a necessity in the face of growing consumers. more observant.

A Form for Uyghurs

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:45
Illustration by Joanna Andreasson for Newlines

A poet from China’s persecuted Uyghur community recalls filling out the government form

UHRP urges worldwide action in the wake of genocide finding

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:40

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges a collective, coordinated response by governments to address the treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples, following the US State Department finding of genocide and crimes against humanity.