Jan 26, 2019 | UHRP EXPLAINER

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 EXPLAINER

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 EXPLAINER

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 EXPLAINER

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.”

Nov 29, 2018 | UHRP EXPLAINER

Time to end business as usual: The global response to the Uyghur concentration camps in China

UHRP calls on governments, Muslim and all faith leaders, companies, and academic institutions to end business as usual with the government of China, at a time when it is expanding concentration camps for Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim groups. UHRP asks governments and businesses to think about the judgment of history, and take urgent action.

Oct 22, 2018 | UHRP Report

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region: Disappeared Forever?

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has identified 231 Uyghur intellectuals known to have disappeared, to have been taken into internment camps, or to have died in custody in China, from April 2017 through September 2018.

Sep 17, 2018 | UHRP EVENT REMARKS

The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do

The human rights crisis in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) requires an urgent international response. The mass internment of Uyghurs in camps across the region is occurring as the Chinese government promotes itself globally as a model of governance and trade through the Belt and Road Initiative.

Aug 23, 2018 | UHRP Report

The Mass Internment of Uyghurs: “We Want to be Respected as Humans. Is it too much to ask?

n rights crisis in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) requires an urgent international response.

Jul 10, 2018 | UHRP BRIEFING

“Another Form of Control”: Complications in obtaining documents from China impacts immigration processes and livelihoods for Uyghurs in the United States

Fear of contacting relatives in China and imposition of arbitrary conditions to obtain documents prevents Uyghurs from beginning new lives in t

Jun 12, 2018 | UHRP Report

Extracting Cultural Resources: The Exploitation and Criminalization of Uyghur Heritage

The government of the People’s Republic of China has always reserved the right to control the cultural expression of its citizens and has perceived cultural production as an important tool for maintaining power.

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