Jul 29, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

UHRP Presentation, Senate Human Rights Caucus

Presentation by UHRP Director Omer Kanat at the July 24, 2019 U.S. Senate Human Rights Caucus Briefing “Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China”

Jul 23, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques by China: Remarks by UHRP Director Omer Kanat

International Religious Freedom Ministerial Side Event: The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques by China.  Remarks by Omer Kanat, Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project

May 21, 2019 | UHRP UPDATE

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland

May 21, 2019 11:30 am ESTContact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920 Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 435 intellectuals…

May 16, 2019 | UHRP REPORT

Resisting Chinese Linguistic Imperialism: Abduweli Ayup and the Movement for Uyghur Mother Tongue-Based Education

A new special report published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the politically motivated linguicide of the Uyghur language

Mar 25, 2019 | UHRP UPDATE

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland.  It is time to end business as usual.

Jan 28, 2019 | UHRP UPDATE

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues

Persecution of teachers, scholars and artists constitutes an attempt to erase Uyghur culture.  338 Uyghur intellectuals interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, including 21 staff mebers of Xinjiang University.  International scholarly exchange with China cannot be justified until they are released.

Jan 26, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

Cultural Destruction in East Turkestan

The Chinese government has been demolishing Uyghur neighborhoods across East Turkestan, for more than a decade. This has resulted in the loss of physical structures, including Uyghur homes, shops, and religious sites. Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated to heavily monitored apartment blocks.

Jan 26, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

Religious Repression of the Uyghurs

Religious expression is one of the primary reasons the government is sending people to the expanding network of internment camps across East Turkestan (aka Xinjiang). There are reports of people being sent to the camps for having attended a wedding or funeral where a religious passage was read.

Jan 26, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

Concentration Camps in China for Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims

The massive scale and sudden establishment of the concentration camp system in East Turkestan is unprecedented. According to US government estimates, there are a minimum of 800,000 and possibly over 2 million people currently detained. This is up to 20 percent of the Uyghur population.

Jan 7, 2019 | UHRP BRIEFING

Assault on the Uyghur Language in East Turkestan

Chinese government officials have emphasized Mandarin language ability as a marker of modernity and, more recently, a necessity in the fight against “terrorism.”

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