UHRP in the News

‘I Have Revised My Idea of What a Uighur Heroine Should Be’
April 19, 2019
Zubayra Shamseden

The Chinese government would have you believe a good Uighur woman is one who knows how to apply false eyelashes and cook dumplings. She is neither too modest nor too forward. She is “good at singing and dancing.”

Ford panel addresses internment camps in China
April 19, 2019
Nury Turkel, former executive director and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project, speaks at a conference about the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang at Weill Hall Thursday afternoon. Photo: The Michigan Daily

Since the late months of 2017, news media has increasingly published more information about the detainment of ethnic minority groups in China’s “re-education” camps.

DC Event recap: Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland
April 18, 2019

The first panel event of the new Washington DC Nuvoices chapter was held last week, providing the perspective of two Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland.

Chinese Authorities Require Surveillance Cameras to Be Installed Inside Rental Housing
April 12, 2019

In China, the Orwellian fear of a “big brother” state is becoming a reality, as citizens in rental properties are complaining about police demands to install surveillance cameras in their living rooms.

Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs
April 12, 2019

Gay J. McDougall

Call to Action: Time to Increase Pressure to Save Uyghurs
April 8, 2019
The crowd at the rally

Repeating the message “Never Again,” broad coalition rallies to stop cultural genocide in China, call for specific US government action.

An update on the Xinjiang crisis with Nury Turkel
April 5, 2019

Kaiser sat down with Nury Turkel, chairman and founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, at the recent Association for Asian Studies conference in Denver for an impromptu catch-up on the current crisis in Xinjiang.

Nobody Safe From Persecution By Chinese Regime, Says Family of Beloved Uyghur Comedian Adil Mijit
April 4, 2019

A prominent Uyghur comedian is feared missing in China’s vast network of “vocational re-education centers” amid an increasing crackdown on Uyghur intellectuals and cultural figures in the region.

Students and faculty convene in DC to advocate on behalf of imprisoned scholars at SAR’s Student Advocacy Days
March 27, 2019

In Spring 2019, Scholars at Risk held its third annual Student Advocacy Days at New York University’s Washington, D.C. campus, bringing together over 40 students and faculty from...

Activists Trace Origins of China’s Intensifying Repression of Uyghurs
March 19, 2019
Uyghur Nury Turkel, Chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, left, and Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghur on the right.

Taiwan Sentinel chief editor J. Michael Cole sat down on the sidelines of the event with Nury Turkel, Rushan Abbas and Timothy Grose to discuss the current plight of Uyghurs, who face severe repression at the hands of the People’s Republic of China.