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Sep 16, 2020

On September 14, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced five new withhold release orders (WROs) in response to China’s widespread use of forced and prison labour in the Uyghur Region. These WROs are recognition that the advocacy of Uyghur groups, human rights organizations, trade unions and investors who have documented the use of forced labour in global supply chains linked to the Uyghur Region is paying off.

Sep 14, 2020

UHRP and 22 genocide and atrocity prevention organizations from 5 countries call for action. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has sent an open letter to governments, along with 22 genocide and atrocity prevention organizations from 5 countries, and 16 senior experts, expressing grave concern that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uyghurs in East Turkistan.

Sep 4, 2020

Uyghurs around the world stand in strong solidarity with Southern Mongolians as they defend their language. Uyghurs salute and support the peaceful efforts by Mongolian students to stop the erasure of their language in their homeland of Uvur Mongol (English: Southern Mongolia), often referred to as "Inner Mongolia."

Aug 31, 2020

Groups file petition with Customs and Border Protection for a regional Withhold Release Order on cotton products from the Xinjiang Region

Aug 27, 2020

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) or Bingtuan:
1. Exercises State & Police Powers
2. Serves as a Colonizing Force
3. Commits Brutal Abuses
4. Profits from Uyghur Forced Labor
5. Operates a Global Business Empire

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. 

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