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Jun 3, 2019

Thirty years after the killing of unarmed civilians on Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party shows no sign it will confront its crimes against humanity. Governments must act.

May 21, 2019

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 435 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs and erasure of their culture. This group is likely a small fraction of all Uyghur intellectuals suffering serious human rights violations.

May 16, 2019

A new special report published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the politically motivated linguicide of the Uyghur language

May 1, 2019

On World Press Freedom Day, governments and the United Nations must call on China to free interned and imprisoned Uyghur journalists and to open East Turkestan to foreign reporters.

Mar 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland.  It is time to end business as usual.

Feb 4, 2019

Twenty-two years later the unlawful killing of Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja remains uninvestigated, as the Chinese government conducts a campaign of mass internment and imprisonment.  The Chinese authorities' zero tolerance for peaceful dissent in 1997 has developed into the targeting of any Uyghur in a bid to eradicate the Uyghur identity and culture.

Jan 28, 2019

Persecution of teachers, scholars and artists constitutes an attempt to erase Uyghur culture.  338 Uyghur intellectuals interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, including 21 staff mebers of Xinjiang University.  International scholarly exchange with China cannot be justified until they are released.

Dec 12, 2018

The Chinese Communist Party poses a fundamental threat to civilized values and a rules-based international order. The Party’s massive crackdown in 2018 is breathtaking, encompassing independent intellectuals, civil society, and religious believers of all kinds, including Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Buddhists, and Hui and Turkic Muslims across the length and breadth of China.

Nov 29, 2018

UHRP calls on governments, Muslim and all faith leaders, companies, and academic institutions to end business as usual with the government of China, at a time when it is expanding concentration camps for Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim groups. UHRP asks governments and businesses to think about the judgment of history, and take urgent action.  

Nov 21, 2018

For immediate release

November 21, 2018 12:40 PM EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

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