Press Releases

Sep 11, 2006

It has been five years since the world was changed by the events of 9/11, events which continue to have repercussions for people everywhere, not least the families of the people who were killed on that day. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) adds its voice to the chorus of those who offer their support and condolences to all people affected by terrorism.

Sep 7, 2006

In late August 2006, the Chinese authorities claimed that security forces in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkistan, have seized over 41 metric tons (45 tons) of explosives “from the hands of terrorists since 1990.

Aug 7, 2006

According to Canadian news reports published over the weekend, Canadian Huseyin Celil, who has been imprisoned in China since June after being extradited from Uzbekistan, faces possible execution by Thursday, August 10.

Jul 31, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which recently reported on the precarious situation faced by Uyghur refugees in southern and central Asia, is now receiving reports of Uyghurs either being forcibly returned from Germany to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), or awaiting imminent deportation from Germany to the PRC.

Jul 12, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that two sons of Uyghur human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, have been formally arraigned by the Chinese state prosecution. Kahar Abdureyim, 42, and Alim Abdureyim, 31, were arraigned on Monday, July 10.

Jul 6, 2006

Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported that Alim Abdureyim, the youngest son of the human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, ‘confessed’ on or around July 1 to criminal and political charges against him as a direct consequence of being tortured.

Jul 5, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is deeply concerned about a recent spate of Uyghurs reportedly being returned to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from central and southern Asian states.

Jul 3, 2006


Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported to the organization that a young Uyghur man was shot and wounded by police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on June 19, and then beaten to death by police as he lay wounded.

Jun 26, 2006

Huseyin CelilThe Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed by officials in Uzbekistan that Huseyin Celil, a Uyghur and naturalized Canadian citizen who fled China several years ago, has been sent back to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the Uzbek authorities.

Jun 23, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that Alim Abdureyim, one of Rebiya Kadeer’s sons arrested by Chinese police, has been tortured in detention. UHRP is not aware of the extent or nature of any injuries Mr Abdureyim may have sustained, but the organization is extremely concerned that he may be in need of urgent medical attention, and is at risk of further abuse.

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