UHRP in the News

What really happened to China’s vanishing Uighurs?
November 1, 2019

This week Australia joined 22 other countries to condemn China at the United Nations over its horrifying treatment of the Uighur ethnic minority within its own borders.

Notepad++ v7.8.1 : Free Uyghur
October 31, 2019

Human rights in China is always a hotly contested topic. Since 2017, numerous reports have emerged of the Uyghur people being detained in extrajudicial “re-education camps”, subjected to political indoctrination, and sometimes even torture. 2018 estimates place the number of detainees in the hundreds of thousands.

China's Cultural Cleansing: Rank Abuse of the Uyghur Minority
October 30, 2019

The U.S. State Department has categorized China's ongoing maltreatment of its Uyghur Muslim community as one of "the worst human rights [disasters] of modern times.

Chine : vives inquiétudes quant au sort d’un universitaire ouïgour
October 29, 2019
PHOTO TIRÉE DE TWITTER  L’universitaire ouïgour Tashpolat Tiyip

Le sort d’un universitaire ouïgour respecté qui avait été appréhendé il y a deux ans par les autorités chinoises alors qu’il se rendait en Allemagne pour assister à une conférence suscite de vives inquiétudes.

Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference
October 28, 2019

The Rotaract Club of Georgetown University is excited to be hosting the first-ever Peace and Conflict Resolution conference sponsored by Rotary District 7620 and MetroBethesda Rotary Club!

Ilham Tohti awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize
October 24, 2019

Ilham Tohti, a renowned Uyghur economics professor and advocate for the rights was arrested in January, 2014, and sentenced to life in prison in September for “inciting separatism” after just a two-day trial.

Demolishing Faith: China sharpens hacking to hound minorities, home and abroad
October 22, 2019

China’s hackers have since built up a new arsenal of techniques, such as elaborate hacks of iPhone and Android software, pushing them beyond email attacks and the other, more basic…

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.