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World Press Freedom Day 2016: A Free and Open Press in East Turkestan is Essential to Improving Uyghur Human Rights Conditions

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:30

Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the tightly controlled media environment and suppression of counter-govern

Uyghurs face “severe official repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, association, and assembly,” says U.S. State Department report

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:20

United States government report describes a range of serious violations indicating deteriorating human rights con

The Uyghur Human Rights Project urges concerned governments to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Patigul Ghulam

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:43

Uyghur mother targeted for seeking information on her son forcibly disappeared by Chinese police after Urumchi unrest in 2009

China: an unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:42

President Obama must remind China of its human rights obligations to the Uyghur people during alleged counter-terror measures

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


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