UHRP in the News

Activists Trace Origins of China’s Intensifying Repression of Uyghurs
March 19, 2019
Uyghur Nury Turkel, Chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, left, and Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghur on the right.

Taiwan Sentinel chief editor J. Michael Cole sat down on the sidelines of the event with Nury Turkel, Rushan Abbas and Timothy Grose to discuss the current plight of Uyghurs, who face severe repression at the hands of the People’s Republic of China.

China as the New Hegemon
February 28, 2019
“China’s Arctic Ambition” on the Trade and One Belt One Road Panel. Left to right: Thomas S. Axworthy, D’Arcy White (2L), Gil Lan. Not pictured: Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, Julia Qin. Photo credit: Maisy Tsui

For the past six years, the China Law Group has held an annual conference and organized a student-led discussion group on current issues related to the law in China and to China in international law.

A Laboratory for Repression: China’s Crimes Against Humanity in the Uyghur Homeland
February 26, 2019
 Louisa Greve, Director for External Affairs, Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Chinese Communist Party poses a fundamental threat to civilized values and a rules-based international order. The Party’s massive crackdown in 2018 is breathtaking, encompassing independent intellectuals, civil society, and religious believers of all kinds, including Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Buddhists, and Hui and Turkic Muslims across the length and breadth of China.

Disappeared Forever?
February 21, 2019

I was raised in the UK by parents who survived the Nazi occupation of Poland. I grew up hearing their stories of fear and deprivation.

#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.