UHRP in the News

Sacred Right Defiled: A Former Imam Discusses Uyghur Religious Freedom
May 22, 2013
Photo: unknown, a mosque in Kashger. Banner: It’s prohibited for the following people to go to the mosques to practice religion: 1) Communist Party members, 2) Government employees and retirees, 3) Under 18, 4) Cadres, 5) Women

Late in 2012, in an undisclosed location and over cups of sweet tea, I sat down with a former Imam to talk about Uyghur religious freedom in China.

Red Tape: Chinese Government Regulation of Uyghur Religious Freedom
May 20, 2013

It is Ramadan. The Chinese government has mandated all restaurants remain open for business during fasting hours.

China: Fighting Terrorism or Repressing Religion?
May 10, 2013

Last month, violence in Maralbeshi, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, left 21 dead. Chinese authorities blamed the deaths on "terrorists," but a BBC reporter who managed to sneak into the region threw the official account into question

VOA Chinese TV Interviews UAA President Alim Seytoff on Kashgar Violence
May 4, 2013

UAA President explains the root causes of Kashgar violence and China's heavy-handed crackdown on Uyghur people by means of illegal home searches and arbitrary use of lethal force.

Uyghur Muslims Restricted in China, New Report Says
May 1, 2013

Repressed for over six decades, they often seem to be a forgotten minority in China.

China’s Black Hole
April 29, 2013

Let's face it: We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet.

Beijing urges US to condemn Xinjiang 'terror' attacks
April 27, 2013

China yesterday urged the US to condemn what Beijing has called terrorist attacks in Xinjiang instead of lecturing the country on human rights.

Envoy Urged to Press Uyghur Rights in China
April 26, 2013

A rights group says a recent deadly clash highlights abuses against the minority.

Violence in western Chinese region of Xinjiang kills 21
April 26, 2013

Clashes in the unsettled western Chinese region of Xinjiang killed 21 people, including police officers and local officials, authorities said Wednesday.

April 26, 2013