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Jul 27, 2020

On July 28, 2014, according to witnesses, Chinese security forces opened fire on peaceful Uyghur demonstrators, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more, in Elishqu Township in southern East Turkistan

Jul 23, 2020

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses.

Jul 22, 2020

The CCP's international effort to shape the narrative on mass detention

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

Jul 22, 2020

UHRP reiterates its position on the need for the private sector to exit the Uyghur Region and to end "business as usual." 

Jul 9, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project praises the recent announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department to implement the Global Magnitsky Act and impose targeted sanctions against four Chinese officials and one Chinese government agency responsible for gross human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in China.

Jul 8, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) welcomes recent global calls to address gross human rights abuses in East Turkistan, and urges immediate act

Jul 6, 2020

On July 2, UHRP and the World Uyghur Congress co-sponsored a roundtable to discuss how the events of July 5, 2009 served as a turning point in CCP policies towards the Uyghurs.

Jun 24, 2020

Event co-sponsored by UHRP and the World Uyghur Congress: From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide: July 5, 2009 as a turning point in China's repression of Uyghurs

Jun 19, 2020

On World Refugee Day 2020, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to address looming statelessness for Uyghurs outside of China.

Jun 17, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 becomes the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkistan.  

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