UHRP in the News

#MeTooUyghur: The Mystery of a Uyghur Musician Triggers an Online Campaign
February 14, 2019

While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.

Çin Müslümanlar'ın Sessizliğini Satın Almaya Çalışıyor'
February 13, 2019

Çin’in Şincan Uygur Özerk Bölgesi’nde yaşayan Uygurlar’a yönelik politikaları uluslararası toplumun da gündeminde.

Uighur academics targeted by Chinese ‘cultural cleansing’
February 12, 2019

Academics have been urged to mention China’s persecution of Muslim minorities at every public event in which they participate

How Lawyers Can Help the Uyghur Human Rights Crisis
February 11, 2019

Public awareness in the United States of this situation is not nearly widespread enough.

Uyghurs Demand an End to Mass Incarcerations Ahead of 22nd Anniversary of Ghulja Massacre
February 4, 2019
Uyghur protesters in Frankfurt, Germany, call for an end to mass incarcerations in Xinjiang, Feb. 2, 2019. RFA

The Feb. 5, 1997 killings of peaceful Uyghur protesters by Chinese security forces left hundreds dead.

Uyghur scholars and students interned or disappeared
January 30, 2019
Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (R) with unidentified man, May 16, 2014.

Specific details are emerging about an alarming number of university teachers of China’s Uyghur Muslim minority identified as interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared in China – part of a major government crackdown on Uyghurs that has seen around 1 million detained in camps in Xinjiang province since 2017.

What's happening to the Uyghur in China?
January 29, 2019

In the Chinese region of Xinjiang, tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained inside enormous extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’.

Indonesia urged to bring Uighur rights issue to OIC
January 22, 2019
the president of the Uighur American Association Ilshat Hassan Kokbore

According to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, at least 2 million Muslim Uighurs and other minorities in China’s Xinjiang region have been forced into “political camps for

Uyghurs' Deep Gratitude for Indonesian Voices of Conscience
January 21, 2019

Indonesia has earned the deep gratitude of Uyghurs around the world. I add my heartfelt thanks for the compassion that Indonesians have shown for the suffering of my people.

US Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Sanction China Over Abuse of Uyghurs in XUAR
January 18, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.

The act would dedicate new resources to documenting the crackdown and protecting US citizens against Chinese harassment.