Press Releases

Aug 27, 2019

UHRP is seeking to hire a Director of Global Advocacy, a Senior Program Officer for Communications, Research and Advocacy and a Coordinator for Communications, Research and Advocacy.

Jul 23, 2019

International Religious Freedom Ministerial Side Event: The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques by China.  Remarks by Omer Kanat, Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Jul 2, 2019

The Chinese government’s violent suppression of a peaceful protest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009 constituted grave violations of international human rights standards.

Jun 25, 2019

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on all concerned governments to sanction Chinese officials for the torture of individuals held in Chinese government concentration camps.

Jun 24, 2019

For immediate Release
June 24, 2019 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Jun 21, 2019

The people of Hong Kong are courageously raising their voices to defend their basic freedoms.

Jun 19, 2019

The Thai government should free the remaining Uyghur refugees held in detention camps on the principle of non-refoulement and settled in safe third countries where they can rebuild their lives.

Jun 17, 2019

Uyghur-American community members from across the country, along with representatives of eight human rights and religious freedom organizations, participated in a Uyghur Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Jun 3, 2019

Thirty years after the killing of unarmed civilians on Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party shows no sign it will confront its crimes against humanity. Governments must act.

May 21, 2019

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 435 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs and erasure of their culture. This group is likely a small fraction of all Uyghur intellectuals suffering serious human rights violations.

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