UHRP in the News

‘They kill us here’: Survivor of Uyghur concentration camps recounts torture
September 2, 2020
Pitt’s centers for Governance and Markets and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom, all collaborated to host a virtual event Tuesday to raise awareness about the geneocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.

Mihrigul Tursun tearfully recalled on Tuesday the torture she suffered in the Uyghur Muslim concentration camps in Xinjiang, China. By Anushay Chaudhry

Washington, New York Protesters Call for Recognition of Uighur Abuses as Genocide
August 31, 2020
Uighur protesters march in solidarity with their Xinjiang community in front of the U.N. headquarters in New York, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Salih Hudayar)

Dozens of people in Washington and New York City took to the streets Friday afternoon, calling on the U.S. government, the United Nations and countries around the world to do more than condemn the violence against Uighurs, and recognize China’s policies in the northwest region of Xinjiang as a genocide. By Asim Kashgarian

Xinjiang’s sprawling conglomerate may be biggest ever to face US sanctions
August 24, 2020

Three officials from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps have been put on a US sanctions list for links to alleged human rights abuses. By Linda Lew

August 22, 2020

The Lenovo computers were manufactured under a Chinese government program to provide cheap labor from persecuted Uyghurs. By Mara Hvistendahl and Lee Fang

‘Uyghur pop music humanizes and amplifies their hopes': Interview with musicologist Elise Anderson
August 22, 2020
Concert with Uyghur musician (the one holding the guitar) Perhat Khadiq from the group Qetiq. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Elise Anderson is an expert on Uyghur language and music who spent years in Xinjiang. By Filip Noubel

Jewher Ilham: A Uyghur’s Fight To Free Her Father
August 22, 2020

Jewher Illham joins to discuss the hard topic of the Chinese persecution against the Muslim Uyghur population. We expose the origins of the years-long victimization as well as the Uyghur’s fight against the oppressive Chinese government. By Beverly Hallberg & Jewher Ilham

Chinese repression focus on ERLC webinar
August 22, 2020

China’s increasingly repressive regime will receive the attention of a panel of experts today in a webinar hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. By Tom Strode

Apple’s Employee Uniforms Tied to Forced Labor in Xinjiang
August 13, 2020
Uighur workers at a cotton factory in Awat county, in China’s Xinjiang region.

Apple says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for forced labor in its supply chain. But Apple’s supplier of T-shirts for its retail staff just got slapped with U.S. sanctions for coercive labor practices.

Two of Three Mosques in Xinjiang Village Razed Amid Campaign Targeting Muslim Holy Sites
August 12, 2020
The Atush Eshtachi Grand Mosque in an undated photo taken prior to its demolition.   Marie Bourquin

Authorities left the mosque that was the smallest and in the worst condition, a security officer says.

The Plight of the Uyghurs in China: A Conversation with Nury Turkel - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
August 12, 2020
Nury Turkel in a photo provided by USCIRF.

An estimated 1-3 million Uyghurs have been detained in “reeducation camps” in China, escalating decades of repressive policies targeting the Uyghur religious and ethnic minority.