UHRP in the News

2020 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
February 18, 2020

On the heels of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

EVENT: The Ordeal of a Uyghur County: Case Records of Mass Detention
February 10, 2020

Researchers will release ground-breaking analysis of new evidence documenting the program of detention and guilt by association in the Uyghur Region.  

The Ghulja Massacre: remembering China’s brutal crackdown on a peaceful Xinjiang protest
February 7, 2020

It was horrifying to hear that my sister Mesture, who was in severe pain going into labour with her first child Nazife, was unable to go to the hospital in Ghulja city on February 5, 1997 because a blockade had been enforced in the city.

Human rights groups call for action on China's AI-enabled religious repression
February 4, 2020

The China Coalition and The AI Organization call upon U.S. tech companies to confront the role they have played in aiding repression. Further, the Coalition calls upon democratic governments to take action to cut off this assistance to Chinese Communist Party’s continued exploitation of technology to suppress freedom of religion and belief in China and around the world.

EVENT: UHRP's Omer Kanat joins Holocaust Museum panel February 5: "Religious Persecution 75 years after the Holocaust"
February 3, 2020

The Holocaust ended nearly 75 years ago, but persecution against religious minorities including Jews, Christians, Yazidis, Muslims, and others continues to this day.

Safe and sound? China launches propaganda blitz to discredit Uyghur #StillNoInfo campaign
January 21, 2020

Aydidar Kahar tucks her long hair behind her ear and smiles at the camera.

More than 100 Uyghur graveyards demolished by Chinese authorities, satellite images show
January 2, 2020

Uyghur poet Aziz Isa Elkun fled China's far western Xinjiang region more than 20 years ago.

Bloomberg’s business in China has grown. That could create unprecedented entanglements if he is elected president
January 2, 2020
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  August 10, 2019. Photo:  Gage Skidmore

Mike Bloomberg was presiding over his inaugural Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore in 2018 when, to the surprise of some in the audience, he gushed about one of China’s top government officials.

December 30, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

IT’S BEEN DESCRIBED as the worst human rights crisis in the world — the arbitrary detention in sprawling camps of a million or more Uighur Muslims in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province.

Inside China’s Push to Turn Muslim Minorities Into an Army of Workers
December 30, 2019

The Communist Party wants to remold Xinjiang’s minorities into loyal blue-collar workers to supply Chinese factories with cheap labor.