March 30, 2016 Original Chinese Blog by Zubayra Shamseden, UHRP Chinese Outreach Coordinator The following is the translation of a Chinese language blog published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project on February 16, 2016. According to Radio Free Asia, Patigul Ghulam faces trial in April, 2016.   Patigul Ghulam. Illustration by Brian Williamson, courtesy of Radio…

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January 21, 2016 Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released an online web map highlighting research from “Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan.” Based on an analysis of overseas media reports, the March 2015 investigation into incidents of violence and unrest…

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May 14, 2015 The following incident took place in May, 2014 in Urumchi, several months before a new law enacted by the municipal government in 2015 banned full face veils for women in the city. The author, a young Uyghur male, was in high school when the incident occurred. Identifying details have been changed to…

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February 12, 2014 Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of…

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February 5, 2013 Matt James, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project Today marks the 16th anniversary of the February 5, 1997 massacre in Ghulja city, which like many of the Chinese state-sponsored acts of cultural genocide and oppression against the Uyghur people has been tragically overlooked by the international community. The Ghulja Massacre’s origins were rooted…

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