UHRP staff and UAA members celebrate International Uyghur Language Day with reports at the White House On June 15, 2015, the Uyghur Human Rights Project celebrated the first International Uyghur Language Day. China has promoted a policy of bilingual education in East Turkestan, and as a result, Uyghurs in their homeland have lost the opportunity…

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Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project Listen: UHRP interviews a Uyghur student about suppression of the Doppa festival May 5, 2014 marked the fifth celebration of the annual Doppa festival, a day to celebrate Uyghur culture on which Uyghurs wear their doppa, a four-cornered hat that is an essential part of Uyghurs’ traditional ethnic clothing. UHRP…

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC on September 30, 2013 to commemorate China’s National Day by calling attention to Uyghur human rights. Footage from the rally includes speakers Rebiya Kadeer and Alim Seytoff, as well as interviews with participants. Watch the footage here:

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Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project The theme for Blog Action Day on October 16, 2013 is human rights. The Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, DC-based NGO, has made the subject of bloggers a major focus of our human rights campaigning. For the Uyghur people, blogging and other forms of online expression have…

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Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project “Ethnic groups including the Hui, Dongxiang, Salar, Yi, Tibetan and Xinjiang Uyghur, with special lifestyles are refused admission.” So reads the sign at an Apple supplier factory in China, photographed by a China Labor Watch (CLW) investigator for a new report released by the New York-based watchdog group last…

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a rally in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC on July 5, 2013 to commemorate the fourth anniversary of unrest in Urumqi in July 2009. Footage from the rally includes speeches by World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer, UAA General Secretary Omer Kanat, and Yang Jianli, President of Initiatives…

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Ai Lian, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project The Vine Basket is a  young adult fiction novel that tells the story of a Uyghur girl – Mehrigul – who comes from a small village in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang) and faces challenges to finish the one task that could change her life, making a vine…

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The Uyghur Human Rights Project’s oral history project, launched in 2012, is a video series of short, documentary-style recordings of the stories of Uyghurs in exile and the circumstances of their flight from China. The project’s goal is to present viewers with human rights abuses in East Turkestan through the stories of Uyghur people who…

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Matt James, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project Malaysia is not a nation that is immediately associated with Uyghur asylum seekers. However, the Southeast Asian nation has been the center of not one but two major Uyghur asylum-seeking scandals in the past two years. In both cases, Uyghur asylum seekers were secretly deported back to the…

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Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project Lisa Ross (right) and Beth Citron (left) speak at the Rubin Museum Photographer Lisa Ross spent eight years studying and photographing mazar, Uyghur religious shrines, across East Turkestan, and the resulting images can be seen in a new book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China. Ross spoke at a…

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