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Aug 6, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released a new briefing highlighting calls by Uyghur Americans for the Chinese government to return their relatives’ passports and permit travel overseas for family reunifications in the United States.

Aug 3, 2020

New U.S. Global Magnitsky sanctions mean that the XPCC, at last, faces consequences for carrying out well-documented gross human rights violations.

Aug 3, 2020

On July 30th, this joint letter signed by 17 organizations was sent to 27 EU member states, and Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

Jul 30, 2020

Video of the UHRP event held on July 28th, 2020 is now available here.

Jul 28, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has released a new report analyzing the Chinese government’s attempts to craft and promote a narrative responding to international criticism of its large-scale arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples. 

Jul 27, 2020

On July 28, 2014, according to witnesses, Chinese security forces opened fire on peaceful Uyghur demonstrators, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more, in Elishqu Township in southern East Turkistan

Jul 23, 2020

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses.

Jul 22, 2020

The CCP's international effort to shape the narrative on mass detention

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

Jul 22, 2020

UHRP reiterates its position on the need for the private sector to exit the Uyghur Region and to end "business as usual." 

Jul 9, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project praises the recent announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department to implement the Global Magnitsky Act and impose targeted sanctions against four Chinese officials and one Chinese government agency responsible for gross human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in China.


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