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Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.
Feb 1, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sep 21, 2015

China should immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

Sep 10, 2015

Uyghur American Association remembers victims of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and condemns terrorism

Aug 25, 2015

For immediate release
August 25, 2015 10:10am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Aug 19, 2015

At the August 16, 2015 board meeting of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), the Board of Directors voted to separate UAA from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP)

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014
Jul 9, 2015

Deportations occurred in contravention of international law, remaining Uyghurs require international protection

 An ethnic Uighur woman, Tursun Gul, stands in front of a Chinese riot police during a demonstration in Urumqi, July 2009. Photo: AFP
Jun 30, 2015

Uyghur families no closer to discovering truth about relatives killed and disappeared

Jun 2, 2015

State censorship and lack of accountability for human rights violations deny the Chinese people their democratic rights


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