UHRP in the News

Xi Jinping’s War on Uighurs. Part 3: The Endgame
November 7, 2018

"Domestically I don't think the Uighur culture will survive." China now acknowledges the existence of mass indoctrination camps in Xinjiang - which it calls 'vocational training centres' - after months of denial. 

Missing NGO Documents at China UN Human Rights Review Raise Eyebrows
November 7, 2018
Chinese delegation headed by Le Yucheng, Vice Minister of Min of Foreign Affairs at the rights review of China.

The 'disappearance' of contributions from civil rights groups raises fears of growing Chinese clout on the UN Rights Council.

‘Political censorship’: United Nations removes submissions from int’l civil groups at China’s human rights review
November 7, 2018

International civil groups have expressed concern after the United Nations removed their submissions from papers relating to China’s human rights review. In response, the UN said that it must respect the “sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity” of China.

China: re-engineering the Uighur
November 7, 2018

These chilling words are stated in an internal document, reported by news agency AFP, and encapsulate Beijing’s policy towards its ethnic Uighur minority. At the United Nations Human Rights Council, Beijing rejected criticism of its practice of interring ethnic Uighurs in indoctrination camps in the Xinjiang province as “politically driven”.

Human rights and the crackdown on Uyghurs’ religion and culture: six questions for China’s UN delegation
November 5, 2018
Photo posted by the Xinjiang Judicial Administration to its WeChat account, April 2017, showing detainees at a camp in Lop county, Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang. Photo: RFA, Oct. 2, 2018; cf. WaybackMachine Internet Archive, April 17, 2017.

On November 6, states will ask direct questions to China’s UN delegation in Geneva about its human rights record. The stakes for the Uyghur people have never been higher. We are experiencing an unprecedented crackdown designed to stamp out our religion, our language, our family life, our very identity.

China’s “Terrorist” Concentration Camps
November 2, 2018

Chris sits down with Uighur activist Nury Turkel to discuss China's concentration camps in the Muslim region of Xinjiang.

The Happy Uighurs of Xinjiang with Nury Turkel and Irade Kashgary
November 2, 2018

From police stations on every corner to vocational training/concentration camps will over a million people, the Chinese Communist Party has pulled out all the stops to make sure the Uighur ethnic minority of Xinjiang feel safe and loved. We sit down with Uighur activists Nury Turkel and Irade Kashgary to learn more about what life in Xinjiang is like.

China’s war on Uighur identity, explained. | Al Jazeera English
October 30, 2018

Extreme surveillance, accounts of torture and the detention of up to a million Uighur is all part of what seems to be China’s attempt at eradicating the Uighur identity from its borders.


They Escaped China’s Crackdown, but Now Wait in Limbo
October 29, 2018
Abdikadir Yasin, a Uighur Muslim from China seeking asylum in Sweden, with his wife and one of their children in emergency housing in the city of Gävle.CreditCreditElisabeth Ubbe for The New York Times

Abdikadir Yasin and his wife waited for months, dreading a call telling them they would have to leave Sweden and return to western China, where the government has corralled hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs like them into re-education camps.

Nury Turkel and the Uyghur plight
October 12, 2018

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Nury Turkel, a prominent voice in the overseas Uyghur community and the chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, now based in Washington, D.C. We discussed Nury’s own experiences as a Uyghur and an activist both in China and the United States