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Dec 9, 2019

As the world recognizes the anniversary of the proclamation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UHRP calls on the United Nations to act on the Uyghur crisis.

Dec 3, 2019

UHRP applauds the passage of the UIGHUR Act of 2019 by the US House of Representatives, which sends an important signal to Beijing that the international community is not ignoring the crimes against humanity taking place in East Turkestan.

Nov 27, 2019

At the December Executive Board meeting, the IOC should inform Beijing it will no longer be able to cooperate in planning for the 2022 Games

Nov 24, 2019

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls for survivor accounts of sexual and gendered violence in Chinese government concentration camps to be heard.

Nov 19, 2019

On World Children’s Day, and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UHRP calls for international action urging Chinese officials to reunite Uyghur children with their parents.

Nov 7, 2019

UHRP calls on all countries worldwide to stop sales of clothing made in forced-labor factories in the Uyghur Region. A bipartisan group in the U.S. Congress took a noteworthy first step on Tuesday, urging “aggressive action” to ensure strict enforcement of U.S. laws prohibiting forced-labor goods from entering the American marketplace. 

Oct 30, 2019

UHRP applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s unanimous passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019. As the Committee marked up the bill today, Members on both sides of the aisle forcefully condemned the Chinese government’s “horrific” and “barbaric” human rights crimes against the Uyghur people.

Oct 28, 2019

A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

Oct 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project applauds the decision to award Ilham Tohti the European Union’s top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.  UHRP calls for his immediate and unconditional release from his unjust imprisonment.

Oct 21, 2019

 In 2015, Beijing was awarded the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. While the government of the People’s Republic of China has overseen preparations for the 2022 Games under the motto of “joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow,” the same state has also overseen the development of a network of concentration camps in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang).


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