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 Report

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Home Land

Since early 2017, the Chinese government has conducted a massive policy of disappearance, massinternment, and imprisonment of Uyghur people.

Jan 28, 2019 | UHRP Report

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 338 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs and extermination of their culture in East Turkestan.

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.

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.


Atrocities Against Women in East Turkistan: Uyghur Women and Religious Persecution

Watch UHRP's event marking International Women’s Day with a discussion highlighting ongoing atrocities against Uyghur and other Turkic women in East Turkistan.

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