UHRP in the News

August 6, 2020

“Never again” came sooner than expected. By Taryn Woody

Uyghurs: CCP Fake News Exposed by New UHRP Report
August 3, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project reveals new details on Beijing’s massive campaign to persuade the world that there is no persecution in Xinjiang. By Ruth Ingram

The Latest Research on Beijing’s Concentration-Camp Lies
July 29, 2020
Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account

In the most comprehensive accounting of Beijing’s Xinjiang-related disinformation efforts to date, the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington-based NGO, launched a report yesterday on how the Chinese Communist Party has worked to stall international action on its actions in the autonomous region, which a growing chorus of observers describes as a genocide. By Jimmy Quinn

Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained
July 28, 2020
Jewher Ilham speaks at the 2019 Sakharov Prize. Photo: European Parliament

There is more and more evidence of China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. By Jen Kirby

U.S. Apparel Trade Associations Condemn Forced Labor in China
July 27, 2020

Leading apparel trade associations in the United States recently made a joint statement condemning forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China. The group also stressed that it is a priority to guarantee that products made by forced labor do not appear in U.S. supply chains.

Apple and Nike urged to cut 'China Uighur ties'
July 24, 2020

Corporate giants including Nike face growing calls to cut ties with suppliers alleged to be using "forced labour" from China's Uighur people.

Call to action on human rights abuses in the Uyghur Region in the apparel and textiles sector
July 24, 2020

The government of China is perpetrating human rights abuses on a massive scale in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region), known to local people as East Turkistan, targeting the Uyghur population and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples on the basis of their religion and ethnicity.

Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor
July 23, 2020
Uyghurs picking cotton in Xinjiang, China. Roughly one in five cotton garments sold globally contains cotton or yarn from the region.Credit...

More than 190 organizations have come together to demand an end to garments made by forced labor in China.

China Is Using Uighur Labor to Produce Face Masks
July 20, 2020

A Times video investigation identified Chinese companies using a contentious labor program for Uighurs to satisfy demand for P.P.E., some of which ended up in the United States and other countries.

When It Comes to the Uyghur Genocide, the World Cannot Be a Bystander
July 17, 2020
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

We have all seen the videos. A person collapses in the street, a car hits a pedestrian, or someone assaults an innocent passerby. Then to our disbelief, everyone in the vicinity carries on with their day as if nothing had happened. When we are watching the images, we ask how it is possible that people will not intervene or help.