UHRP in the News

High-Tech Human Rights Abuses in China
March 20, 2020

In Xinjiang, China has started a massive crackdown on Uighur Muslims and is using high-tech tools developed in Silicon Valley to assist its efforts.

‘Psychological torture’: Uygurs abroad face mental health crisis over plight of relatives who remain in Xinjiang
March 10, 2020
Illustration: Kakuen Lau

Activists say that even if Beijing’s crackdown can’t be stopped, steps can be taken to address the ‘secondary trauma’ of those who have fled

‘Before virus crisis started, Chinese government already monitoring every aspect of Uighur life’ – Uighur lawyer Nury Turkel
March 10, 2020

Jon spoke to lawyer Nury Turkel who is from the Muslim Uighur community, more than a million of whom are currently being held in camps by the Chinese authorities.

Hikvision AI Training In Xinjiang Paramilitary Base, Now Denies
March 10, 2020

Hikvision has been listing AI training in a Xinjiang paramilitary base that bans Uyghurs from participating. However, Hikvision is now denying it and deleted evidence.

Targets of Crackdown in China Fear Government's Reach in US
March 9, 2020

The photo of his father was barely recognizable. The old man looked unusually pale and tired, and his customary beard was shaved off. The son who received the photo over WhatsApp was immediately suspicious.

Human rights representative discusses ‘concentration camps’ of Uyghurs in China
March 9, 2020

Mustafa Aksu, a representative from the Uyghur Human Rights Project, brought attention to what he calls “concentration camps” of Uyghurs in China during a talk on the University of Colorado Boulder campus Wednesday night.

EVENT: Organ Procurement and Extrajudicial Killing in China. Tuesday, March 10
March 5, 2020

Policy forum to confront the evidence of organ procurement and extrajudicial killing in China. 

March 10, 2020, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-215.

Uighurs speak on ’21st-century dystopia’
March 4, 2020

The international response to the human rights crisis in Xinjiang has been shameful, guest-speaker Omer Kanat said on Saturday.

Uyghurs starving as China imposes draconian coronavirus measures
February 28, 2020
People gather to stage a demonstration in support of Uyghur Turks against human rights violations of China, at Orhangazi Park in Bursa, Turkey on December 20, 2019 [Ali Atmaca / Anadolu Agency]

Activists in Xinjiang have complained that they are suffering shortages of food and medicine as China imposes a quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus, reports the New Arab.

Elise Anderson describes the chilling details China keeps on their Uyghur targets
February 20, 2020

Elise Anderson, Senior Program Officer for Research and Advocacy at the Uyghur Human Rights Project, joins Sarah Perry to discuss leaked records from China of invasive surveillance of Uyghur families.