UHRP in the News

Uyghur-American to Congress: Testifying Against China ‘May Cost the Lives of My Parents’
October 21, 2019

Uyghur-Americans face regular threats from the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. soil and the fear of having their families imprisoned in a concentration camp, Nury Turkel, a Uyghur-American attorney, told Congress on Thursday.

China’s attacks on Uighur women are crimes against humanity
October 21, 2019
Mihrigul Tursun testifies at the US congress. Screen grab from  Congressional-Executive Commission on China video

Sitting in a hearing room in Congress, in a gray plaid hijab, her dark blond hair poking out, Mihrigul Tursun begins to cry. She is there to share the plight of her fellow Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Hearing on Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang
October 17, 2019

This hearing will look at forced labor, mass internment, and social control in the XUAR. Witnesses will provide testimony on forced labor and other egregious human rights abuses, examine how products made in the XUAR’s forced labor camps have entered global supply chains, and provide recommendations to the U.S. Administration and Congress.

East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football
October 16, 2019

“For us, our passion for the game shows the world the skills and aspirations of our people.”

Event Oct 23: China's Persecution of Uyghurs at Home and Abroad
October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-201

HEARING Oct 17: Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang
October 16, 2019

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)

Wearing pride: Centuries-old Chinese fashion is making a comeback
October 14, 2019
Two Hanfu Promoter - Taken during Chinese cultural Festival in Guangzhou [广汉会参加暨大中华文化节活动]. Wikipedia, Lennlin

When Zhang Lingshan was a child, she would watch the Chinese period drama "Palace" on television, entranced by the characters' ancient clothing. The costumes were colorful and regal, long gowns embroidered with lotus flowers and dragons, topped with intricate headpieces.

October 11, 2019

The Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China warmly welcomes the U.S. government’s actions in response to the Chinese government’s severe assaults on religious freedom in the Uyghur Region. These massive human rights violations shock the conscience.

“Google Uyghurs”
October 10, 2019
Kashgar road scene, 1870s

“Google Uyghurs” in Washington, D.C. Nury Turkel, Uyghur-American Association

The First Of (Hopefully) Many Steps To Respond To Human Rights Violations In Xinjiang
October 9, 2019
Internal view of the dormitory building in the transformation through education camp, where every room is fitted with double iron doors, just like a prison.

Olivia EnosContributor 
I write about international human rights and national security.
Oct 8, 2019, 04:25pm