UHRP in the News

China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
May 16, 2019
Abduweli Ayup speaks to Radio Free Asia reporter in Akara, Turkey, on Jan 7, 2016. Photo: RFA

A key part of China’s campaign against Uyghur identity is a crackdown on the Uyghur language.

Religious Repression and Cultural Decimation: Spare a Thought for Uyghurs this Ramadan
May 14, 2019
Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

In 2018, school officials in Peyziwat County in East Turkestan in the northwest of China forced Uyghur students and their parents to sign pledges that they would not fast during Ramadan.

China: Satellite images show razing of Uighur Mosques
May 9, 2019

Published on May 9, 2019

Omer Kanat, chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Uyghur Congress joins the discussion.

‘I Have Revised My Idea of What a Uighur Heroine Should Be’
April 19, 2019
Zubayra Shamseden

The Chinese government would have you believe a good Uighur woman is one who knows how to apply false eyelashes and cook dumplings. She is neither too modest nor too forward. She is “good at singing and dancing.”

Ford panel addresses internment camps in China
April 19, 2019
Nury Turkel, former executive director and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project, speaks at a conference about the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang at Weill Hall Thursday afternoon. Photo: The Michigan Daily

Since the late months of 2017, news media has increasingly published more information about the detainment of ethnic minority groups in China’s “re-education” camps.

DC Event recap: Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland
April 18, 2019

The first panel event of the new Washington DC Nuvoices chapter was held last week, providing the perspective of two Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland.

Chinese Authorities Require Surveillance Cameras to Be Installed Inside Rental Housing
April 12, 2019

In China, the Orwellian fear of a “big brother” state is becoming a reality, as citizens in rental properties are complaining about police demands to install surveillance cameras in their living rooms.

Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs
April 12, 2019

Gay J. McDougall

Call to Action: Time to Increase Pressure to Save Uyghurs
April 8, 2019
The crowd at the rally

Repeating the message “Never Again,” broad coalition rallies to stop cultural genocide in China, call for specific US government action.

An update on the Xinjiang crisis with Nury Turkel
April 5, 2019

Kaiser sat down with Nury Turkel, chairman and founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, at the recent Association for Asian Studies conference in Denver for an impromptu catch-up on the current crisis in Xinjiang.