UHRP in the News

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.

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”.