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).
Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing: Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang
UHRP calls for greater protection of Uyghur Americans against Chinese state harassment.
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”
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 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…
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
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.
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.
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.
China’s Persecution of Uyghur Imams: New Evidence of Imprisonment and Detention
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