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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).

Oct 8, 2019

The measures are an opportunity for other states to take similar actions

Sep 30, 2019

For immediate release
September 30, 2019 11:45 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Sep 13, 2019

For immediate release
September 13, 2019 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Sep 12, 2019

UHRP welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act by the United States Senate.

Sep 10, 2019

UHRP calls for support of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 and the UIGHUR Act of 2019 to end opportunistic counter-terror narratives targeting Uyghurs.

Aug 28, 2019

UHRP calls for greater protection of Uyghur Americans against Chinese state harassment.

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.

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