UHRP in the News

Genocide & Humanitarian Crisis of Uyghurs in China–A Conversation with Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy at UHRP- Part 1
January 19, 2021

Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy for the Uyghur Human Rights Project joins us to discuss the modern day Genocide & Humanitarian crisis that is affecting the Uyghur population in China.

The US is intensifying its crackdown on forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region
January 13, 2021
By Marc Bain

The US government today issued a sweeping ban on imports containing any cotton or tomato products originating in China’s Xinjiang region, where at least 1 million members of the country’s Uyghur ethnic minority are estimated to be held in camps and widely pressed into forced labor.

EVENT: Learning More about the Uyghur Crisis
January 4, 2021

January 10, 2021 | 07:00 PM Eastern

Compelled Silence and Compelled Sound in the Uyghur Genocide
December 15, 2020
By Elise Anderson

Since 2017, China has waged a repressive campaign against Uyghurs in an effort to destroy their ways of life.

End Uyghur Forced Labor Coalition Demands Companies Disclose Corporate Lobbying Against the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act
December 15, 2020

Coalition urges US Senate to pass the bill + welcomes CBP’s XPCC Cotton Ban— 6% of world’s cotton supply

Human Rights Day: Address China’s Uyghur rights crisis, or risk normalising atrocities elsewhere
December 10, 2020
By Omer Kanat

"As the world grapples with the aftermath of the pandemic, the Uyghur human rights crisis must be addressed in order to ensure that these types of atrocity crimes do not become the new normal," writes Omer Kanat.

[EVENT] New York Rally: Shine A Light on Uyghur Human Rights (UHRP in the news)
December 8, 2020

We are organizing protests at Chinese consulates internationally on December 10th. Join us in New York. with the @UyghurProject. We will shine a light on this genocide. #Uyghurs

Ireland should ‘take lead role’ against China’s treatment of Uighur people
December 7, 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
By Colm Keena

Chairman of Uighur World Congress calls on Ireland to use its position on UN Security Council

Chinese authorities detaining hundreds of Uyghur Imams in Xinjiang
November 23, 2020
Ninety-Year-Old Uyghur Imam Abidin Ayup (in an undated photo) detained in Xinjiang  and his whereabouts is unknown;

As atrocities against Uyghur Muslims in China continue, Chinese authorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), have now detained hundreds of Muslim Imams, according to an Uyghur linguist in exile.

If Biden wants to crack down on forced labor in Xinjiang, he’s going to need help
November 19, 2020
An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020.
By Marc Bain

When Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the US on Jan. 20, he will inherit a number of thorny problems. Among them is how to confront China about its systematic oppression of the predominately Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in the country’s northwest Xinjiang region.