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Oct 11, 2016

In light of award China should immediately and unconditionally release Ilham Tohti and seven of his jailed students

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.
Sep 29, 2016

Awarding Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti the Sakharov Prize tells China it cannot silence peaceful human rights advocates

Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters
Sep 26, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

In this 2014 file photo, police officers stand guard near a blast site in downtown Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: AP
Aug 29, 2016

G-20 Summit in China is an opportunity to remind Chinese officials of obligations to international rights standards and set human rights tone in the last months of the presidency

Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

Jul 7, 2016

China must guarantee the fundamental human rights of over 100 forcibly returned Uyghur refugees

Jul 1, 2016

Chinese government should tell the truth to Uyghur families whose loved ones were forcibly disappeared after July 5, 2009 and respect the fundamental human rights of the Uyghur people

An Amnesty International photo of weighted leg cuffs used by Chinese police on their detainees. Photo: AP
Jun 24, 2016

Despite clear human rights standards on the use of torture, China failing to meet obligations under international law

Jun 20, 2016

The rights of Uyghur refugees should be protected according to international human rights laws and not violated through Chinese government pres


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