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Nov 19, 2019

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November 19, 2019 7:50 pm EST

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

Nov 7, 2019

UHRP calls on all countries worldwide to stop sales of clothing made in forced-labor factories in the Uyghur Region. A bipartisan group in the U.S. Congress took a noteworthy first step on Tuesday, urging “aggressive action” to ensure strict enforcement of U.S. laws prohibiting forced-labor goods from entering the American marketplace. 

Oct 30, 2019

UHRP applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s unanimous passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019. As the Committee marked up the bill today, Members on both sides of the aisle forcefully condemned the Chinese government’s “horrific” and “barbaric” human rights crimes against the Uyghur people.

Oct 28, 2019

A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

Oct 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project applauds the decision to award Ilham Tohti the European Union’s top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.  UHRP calls for his immediate and unconditional release from his unjust imprisonment.

Oct 21, 2019

 In 2015, Beijing was awarded the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. While the government of the People’s Republic of China has overseen preparations for the 2022 Games under the motto of “joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow,” the same state has also overseen the development of a network of concentration camps in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang).

Oct 8, 2019

The measures are an opportunity for other states to take similar actions

Sep 30, 2019

For immediate release
September 30, 2019 11:45 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Sep 13, 2019

For immediate release
September 13, 2019 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Sep 12, 2019

UHRP welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act by the United States Senate.

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