The Uyghur Human Rights Project’s (UHRP) new research report, Twenty Years for Learning the Quran: Uyghur Women and Religious Persecution, presents compelling evidence of the systematic oppression faced by Uyghur women, revealing stark persecution on the basis of religion. Women’s religious practices across the board, including studying religious texts, gatherings, daily prayer, and the choice to wear the hijab, have been explicitly criminalized.
New research from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) highlights the ongoing problem of organized travel to the Uyghur region amid crimes against humanity and genocide. The briefing, Genocide Tours: European Travel Companies in East Turkistan, is the second in a series on tourism complicity in East Turkistan, also known as “Xinjiang.”
New research from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) maps Chinese state policing structures in East Turkistan, building a fuller picture of responsibility for ongoing atrocities. The Explainer describes the role played by various police forces in implementing policies that amount to atrocity crimes.
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has published the first known comprehensive mapping of the Uyghur diaspora, which aims to aid researchers, journalists, civil society, and governments working in support of Uyghurs abroad.
Hikvision is the world’s largest surveillance technology company and manufactures tens of millions of cameras each year. The state-founded and controlled company is a major provider of surveillance technology to 155 countries, and it sells products through 2,400 partners worldwide.
Dahua is the world’s second largest surveillance technology company, manufacturing tens of millions of cameras each year. The company is a major provider of surveillance technology to 180 countries, and works with more than 2,100 partners worldwide to sell its products.
New research from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) highlights the troubling industry of organized travel to the Uyghur region despite ongoing crimes against humanity and genocide. The briefing, Genocide Tours: International Travel Companies in East Turkistan, is the first on a series on the tourism industry in East Turkistan.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is in a number of situations unable to provide meaningful protection to Uyghur refugees, partly as a consequence of Chinese interference, partly as a consequence of UNHCR shortcomings.
The Uyghur Human Rights Project’s new report highlights the plight of Uyghur asylum seekers in the U.S. suffering long delays in the asylum process. There are an estimated 500 to 1,000 Uyghurs waiting for resolution of their asylum applications. UHRP’s research highlights wait times of up to eight years. Under U.S. law, cases are supposed to be resolved within six months.
This report argues that China’s actions in the Uyghur region constitute what UNESCO calls “strategic cultural cleansing”: the deliberate targeting of individuals and groups on the basis of their cultural, ethnic or religious affiliation, combined with the intentional and systematic destruction of their cultural heritage.
Uyghur Genocide Recognition Day
Watch the UHRP co-sponsored event marking the 2nd anniversary of the finding of genocide by the Uyghur Tribunal as well as the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention.
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