UHRP in the News

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey
July 11, 2015
Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014. Reuters

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.

Thailand Defends Its Decision to Forcibly Return Uighur Migrants to China
July 11, 2015

The move has been condemned by the U.N., Washington and human-rights groups

China’s War Against One American Journalist
July 9, 2015
Shohret Hoshur

China is trying to silence this Radio Free Asia reporter by making his family disappear.

Joint Letter on the 2015 US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
June 17, 2015

The Honorable John F. Kerry

U.S. Department of State

2201 C St NW

Washington, DC 20520

China’s crackdown on jihad leaves Uyghurs running scared
March 10, 2015
Asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uyghur minority sit before boarding trucks as Thai Immigration officials (not pictured) escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

Beijing has taken to accusing all would-be refugees of being terrorists

450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group
March 4, 2015
Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014 ©Goh Chai Hin (AFP/File)

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

As Many as 700 Died in Xinjiang Violence Over Last Two Years, Rights Group Says
March 3, 2015
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

Policing Uyghur Women’s Religious Expression
February 2, 2015
A notice in Chinese from the Ceramic Factory Neighborhood Committee indicates that Arzugul Memet's residence was sealed on Aug. 16, 2013.

Earlier this month, a ban on publicly wearing burqas, full-face veils and full-body coverings passed in Urumchi, the capital of the Uyghur region in China.

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair
January 26, 2015
Ilham Tohti

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists.

China and the Lethal Drone Option
January 15, 2015

As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.