UHRP in the News

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

Uyghurs, Legal Experts Dismiss Chinese Legal Move to Justify Re-education Camps
October 12, 2018
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.

Uyghur exile groups see “window dressing” by Beijing in response to mounting international criticism.

The CCP dragon’s hegemonic path
October 11, 2018

China’s infamous “Great Firewall” has had success managing dissent within its borders, but its influence is limited and reactive. Recent times have seen the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) becoming more proactive through the manufacture and exploitation of cellphones used to populate cultural internment camps at home. Of further concern is this tech also possesses “capacity to conduct undetected espionage” abroad.

The persecution of the Uyghur people: incarceration and re-education
October 4, 2018

According to the UN, there may be as many as a million Chinese Uyghyrs and other ethnic minorities who have been forced into re-education camps over the past two years.

A Year in Attacks on Higher Education
September 27, 2018
 Kashgar University professor Gulnar Obul accused of being ‘two-faced’, and arrested by the Chinese government

Free to Think 2018, this year’s edition of Scholars at Risk’s annual report of the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, highlights the ongoing, severe pressures on the university space in Turkey, the detentions of Uyghur scholars and students in China

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