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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2016: China must end the torture of Uyghur detainees and seek genuine reform of judicial system

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:00

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

World Refugee Day 2016: End Forced Returns of Uyghur Refugees and Resettle Remaining Uyghurs in Thailand to Safe Third Country

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:00

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

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a new project manager

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:10

For immediate release
June 15, 2016, 12:10 pm EST

China: policies aimed at diminishing status of the Uyghur language in society and education a human rights violation

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:24
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)

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

Repressive laws demonstrate unwillingness of Xi Jinping to embrace lessons of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:50

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

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

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