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State Violence Against Uyghurs: Remembering the Ghulja Massacre

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:39

On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an end to religious repression and ethnic discrimination in the city. 

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:29

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:30

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 15:30

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges President Obama to call for release of Ilham Tohti during Xi Jinping visit to Washington, DC

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:00

China should immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

Uyghur American Association commemorates 14th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:15

Uyghur American Association remembers victims of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and condemns terrorism

Uyghur American Association Board approves decision to officially separate from Uyghur Human Rights Project

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:40

At the August 16, 2015 board meeting of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), the Board of Directors voted to separate UAA from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP)

Uyghur American Association strongly condemns Thai government decision to forcibly return Uyghur refugees

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:29

Deportations occurred in contravention of international law, remaining Uyghurs require international protection

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