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

July 20, 2016

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

July 7, 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

July 1, 2016

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

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

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

June 20, 2016

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June 15, 2016, 12:10 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

June 15, 2016

On the occasion of International Uyghur Language Day, China must meet international human rights standards on linguistic rights

A Chinese teacher teaches Chinese characters to children at a kindergarten in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 26, 2009. This kindergarten offers bilingual education to pre-primary school children of local Uygur people. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)
June 13, 2016

Xi Jinping must meet present-day calls for democratic reform and freedom as embodied by the student movement of 1989

May 31, 2016

Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the tightly controlled media environment and suppression of counter-government narratives in East Turkes

May 2, 2016

United States government report describes a range of serious violations indicating deteriorating human rights conditions in East Turkestan over

April 15, 2016

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