UHRP in the News

Uighur: Australia needs to end “business as usual” with China
December 6, 2018
Since 2017, over a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims have been interned in what experts are now calling concentration camps. (Photo: Carsten ten Brink/ Flickr)

In the Uighur-Australian communities of Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne, almost everyone can tell you a story of losing contact with family members in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, known as East Turkistan to the Uighur people.

Australian Government implored to act on China's alleged mass imprisonment of minority
December 3, 2018

Uighurs living in Australia have accused Beijing of using surveillance tactics to silence their community and stop them speaking out about what is happening to their families back in China.

How China “Reeducates” the Uyghurs and Why You Should Be Alarmed
November 26, 2018

Featuring Nury Turkel, Chairman, Uyghur Human Rights Project; Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch; and Sigal Samuel, Religion Editor, The Atlantic; moderated by Mustafa Akyol, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

Why is China separating Uighur Muslim families? | The Stream
November 21, 2018

There are credible reports, according to the United Nations, that a million or more Uighur Muslims are being held in what amount to internment camps in China. And now, increasingly, their families are speaking out.

Uighur refugees deserve freedom
November 20, 2018
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014. Photo: RFA

On Aug 1, 2018, Bilal, a 27-year-old Uighur refugee, died in a Thai immigration detention facility, where he had been held since March 2014. Thai police and volunteers from a local NGO helped with funeral arrangements and Bilal was buried in an Islamic cemetery far from his family and homeland.

What’s Happening to the Uyghurs in China?
November 19, 2018

Panel discussion.

US Lawmakers Unveil Bill Calling For Release of Uyghurs From China’s Detention Camps
November 15, 2018
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.

Bipartisan legislation would push for sanctions and set up a State Department coordinator on Xinjiang.

‘Purify’ or perish: the vulnerable lives of China’s Uyghur scholars
November 12, 2018

On a cold December day in 2013, Mutellip Imin, a 25-year-old Uyghur student from Hotan, changed his life. He collected four handwritten signs he had made, went to a road near his home, and took four photographs of himself holding each message in turn.

China’s Cultural Genocide Against the Uyghurs
November 12, 2018

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Luncheon Discussion on US China Relations and Human Rights

US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions
November 12, 2018

The United States and China resumed top-level talks Friday after months of spiraling tension, looking to see if they can find a way forward on disputes from trade to human rights.