UHRP in the News

Uyghur Muslim clerics targeted in China crackdown
October 31, 2017
Uigurs living in the far west of China. Turpan / MM / Flickr / CC 2.0

Imams not complying with the Communist Party’s religious regulations in the Xinjiang region have been sent to political re-education camps.

China’s ‘War on Terror’ Might Bring About a Real Terror Threat
October 30, 2017
Uighurs pray at the Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang, China. Photo: Preston Rhea/Flickr

In the beginning of the fall, the Chinese government resorted to repressive measures against Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like
October 17, 2017

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.” BuzzFeed News Reporter

Muslims ordered to hand in all copies of the Koran or face ‘harsh punishment’
October 2, 2017
Uyghurs in Hotan

Chinese Muslims have been ordered to hand over religious items including copies of the Koran and prayer mats or they will face harsh punishment. Authorities are stepping up a campaign against Muslims in Xinjiang, north western China, according to Radio Free Aisia.

China’s Abuse of Uighurs
September 28, 2017

You suggest that the United States cooperate with China on terrorism. China has an expansive and unclear definition of terrorist actions — for example, sentencing Prof. Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for discussing Uighur issues online, accusing him of encouraging students to join terrorist groups.

Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran and prayer mats or face 'harsh punishment'
September 28, 2017
Morning prayers: Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid which marks the end of Ramadan

Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

The Battle for China's Spirit Islam
August 24, 2017

Both Hui and Uighur Muslims have experienced intensified restrictions and Islamophobia since Xi Jinping became leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 2012, with controls deepening and expanding in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region especially.

Chinese Muslim Dissidents Remain Protected In EU, But For How Long?
August 16, 2017

Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours.

Chinese Shed Tears for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo
July 18, 2017
Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting at the memorial for Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in Flushing on July 15. (Photo via World Journal)

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate who died on July 13, has had some critics among exiled radical Chinese dissidents. But the Taiwan Center in New York was overflowing with his “comrades” and admirers at a memorial held for him on July 15.

Round-ups of Uyghurs Continue as Egypt, China Condemned by Rights Groups
July 10, 2017
 View of the inner courtyard in Al-Azhar.

Fearful Uyghurs scramble to get out of Egypt and avoid forced return to China, where they risk torture and arbitrary jailing.