Press Releases

Mar 16, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project recognizes 15 years since the release of prominent Uyghur human rights defender, Rebiya Kadeer, from prison in China. Her release in 2005 illustrates that the international community, when it chooses to do so, can make a genuine impact on the ground in China.

Mar 13, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), in a joint open letter this week, called on the Government Pension Fund of Norway (the “Oil Fund”) to immediately divest from Hikvision and Dahua. These Chinese companies specialize in surveillance equipment and services directly used for the mass detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic groups in the Uyghur region of China.

Mar 11, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) welcomes the bi-partisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Congress to end U.S. companies’ complicity in Uyghur forced labor. 

Mar 2, 2020

Nike, Adidas, Apple, Siemens, Tommy Hilfiger, L.L.Bean, and the other companies identified in the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) report, Uyghurs for Sale, must end their business ties with forced-labor factories.

Feb 26, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is deeply concerned by alarming new evidence that local residents are starving across the Uyghur homeland.

Feb 18, 2020

A new UHRP report analyzes a leaked document revealing ground-level implementation of the Chinese government’s mass detention program targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.

Jan 15, 2020

A prominent Uyghur rights advocate was openly threatened by family members of an official of the Chinese government on January 12.

Jan 14, 2020

UHRP condemns the Chinese government’s latest propaganda videos featuring the relatives of prominent Uyghur activists living overseas.

Dec 20, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project celebrates the passage of a resolution in the European Parliament calling for the adoption and implementation of an EU sanctions regime targeting those Chinese officials who are responsible for policies targeting Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslim-majority peoples in East Turkestan.

Dec 19, 2019

The recognition of Ilham’s work to draw attention to the human rights conditions of the Uyghur people and of his efforts to build understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese highlights the gross injustice of his life sentence for ‘separatism.’


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