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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.’

Dec 9, 2019

As the world recognizes the anniversary of the proclamation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UHRP calls on the United Nations to act on the Uyghur crisis.

Dec 3, 2019

UHRP applauds the passage of the UIGHUR Act of 2019 by the US House of Representatives, which sends an important signal to Beijing that the international community is not ignoring the crimes against humanity taking place in East Turkestan.

Nov 27, 2019

At the December Executive Board meeting, the IOC should inform Beijing it will no longer be able to cooperate in planning for the 2022 Games

Nov 24, 2019

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls for survivor accounts of sexual and gendered violence in Chinese government concentration camps to be heard.

Nov 19, 2019

On World Children’s Day, and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UHRP calls for international action urging Chinese officials to reunite Uyghur children with their parents.

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