Apr 24, 2020 | UHRP EXPLAINER

Uyghur activists ask world to #HearUyghurs

The #HearUyghurs Campaign: On April 17, Uyghur diaspora activist Arslan Hidayat launched a new social-media campaign with the hashtag #HearUyghurs. The campaign highlights the trauma experienced by the worldwide Uyghur diaspora.

Apr 1, 2020 | UHRP REPORT

Weaponized Passports: the Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness

A crisis of statelessness is looming among Uyghurs overseas. The Chinese government is denying Uyghurs the renewal of their expiring passports at diplomatic missions. Chinese embassy officials tell Uyghurs that the only way to renew a passport is to return to China. Those Uyghurs who have returned to China have disappeared.

Feb 26, 2020 | UHRP BRIEFING

Local Residents in Danger of Starving in East Turkistan

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is deeply concerned by alarming new evidence that local residents are starving across the Uyghur homeland.

Feb 18, 2020 | UHRP REPORT

“Ideological Transformation”: Records of Mass Detention from Qaraqash, Hotan

A new UHRP report analyzes a leaked document revealing ground-level implementation of the Chinese government’s mass detention program targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.

Jan 27, 2020 | UHRP BRIEFING

A Uyghur’s Reflections on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

China’s Unprecedented Campaign to Eradicate the Faith, Identity and Cultural Heritage of the Uyghur People. Remarks by Omer Kanat at the 15th Annual Reflections on the Holocaust and Genocides, January 26, 2020, Centers for Pluralism

Dec 13, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

The “laboratory of repression” in East Turkistan: the action agenda | Remarks by Omer Kanat

The “laboratory of repression” in East Turkistan demands action by a long list of institutions. Universities, hospitals, and medical companies cannot claim ignorance. The cotton industry and tech companies are on notice. The World Bank and the Olympics are in the hot seat for complicity. History is watching. The lesson is very simple: business as usual must not continue.

Oct 28, 2019 | UHRP REPORT

Demolishing Faith: The Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques and Shrines

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 21, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

The 2022 Winter Olympics and Beijing’s Uyghur Policy: Sports in the Shadows of Concentration Camps

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 17, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

Testimony of Nury Turkel at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing

Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing: Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang

Aug 28, 2019 | UHRP REPORT

Repression Across Borders: The CCP’s Illegal Harassment and Coercion of Uyghur Americans

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

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