UHRP in the News

Event July 15: Latest Findings in the China's Killing of Prisoners of Conscience for Organs
July 10, 2019

"Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” concluded the independent China Tribunal last month. Unlike black market operations, this on-demand killing of prisoners of conscience for organs is driven by the state and carried out by both military and civilian institutions.

A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications
June 28, 2019

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

UPCOMING EVENT-- A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications
June 21, 2019

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

The vanishing mosques of Xinjiang
June 7, 2019

The corner where Heyitkah Mosque stood is now a school and parking lot. Satellite images show 30 other ‘erased’ religious sites, but Xinjiang officials deny any demolitions took place. The vanishing places of worship are seen as a reflection of the growing pressure Chinese authorities have placed on Uygurs and other ethnic minorities in the region.

From the ESCAS Board: Statement on the detentions and deaths of Central Asian Muslims in ‘re-education centres’ in Xinjiang, China.
June 6, 2019

The European Society for Central Asian Studies expresses its dismay over the detention of up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and others of mainly Central Asian origin in political “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, Northwest China.[1]

Time Is No Healer for Uyghur “Widows” and “Orphans” in Turkey
June 6, 2019

After her husband was taken by the CCP police and “disappeared,” Nafisa became a de facto widow and fled to Turkey. Life is not easy for Uyghur refugees there.

Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang
June 5, 2019
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China's restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building have been erased.

China: 58 Uyghur Journalists Detained
June 4, 2019

NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project has recently revealed that 58 journalists from the Xinjiang region are being detained, bringing Reporters Without Borders’ total count to 111 detainees in China.

Over 50 journalists detained in Xinjiang, China
June 4, 2019

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project documents the detention of at least 58 journalists in the Xinjiang region in China. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the detention of the journalists and welcomed the report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
May 16, 2019
Abduweli Ayup speaks to Radio Free Asia reporter in Akara, Turkey, on Jan 7, 2016. Photo: RFA

A key part of China’s campaign against Uyghur identity is a crackdown on the Uyghur language.

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