UHRP in the News

Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis
March 2, 2016

On October 30, 2015, the International Law Society, the Immigration Law and Service Society, and the Comparative Legal Student Scholars hosted “Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis,” a symposium exploring the current global refugee crisis and potential domestic action in the U.S. legal system to address this crisis.

Uyghur Human Rights Project Petitions China to Free Political Prisoners
February 19, 2016
Uyghurs protest at the Embassy of China in Washington, DC on February 5, 2016

Uyghurs across the world, except in China, joined in protest on February 5, 2016, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre.

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uyghurs
February 4, 2016

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security:

China intensifies controversial crackdown on Uighurs
February 2, 2016
Chinese riot police keep watch on Uyghur residents near a mosque in Urumqi following ethnic violence between Uyghurs and Han Chinese, July 10, 2009. Credit: AFP

Uighur Muslims, a Chinese religious minority, are voicing their concerns about what they describe as pervasive religious and cultural repression implemented by Beijing under the premise of campaigns which the Chinese government has engaged within the primarily Muslim province of Xinjiang, in the name of "fighting religious extremism, separatism and terrorism."

Taiwan Democracy Defeats China Autocracy: 1/27/16: Gordon Chang. David Feith. Alim Seytoff. Bruce Bechtol. Charles Bausman.
February 1, 2016
DPP's Tsai Ing-Wen (r.) defeated Kuomintang's Eric Chu (l.) for the presidency of Taiwan.

Taiwan Democracy Defeats China Autocracy: 1/27/16: Gordon Chang, Daily Beast. David Feith, WSJ Editorial. Alim Seytoff, Uyghur American Association. Bruce Bechtol, “North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era.” Charles Bausman, Russia Insider.

Conference: The Uyghurs are not an ignored people
January 29, 2016
A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness. April1, 2011 PHOTO: ZAMAN, ALİ ÜNAL

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness.

China plans new law to combat religious extremism
January 19, 2016
A group of Uyghur women stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, in farwest China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Carol Huang)

Minority Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang fear move a further clampdown on faith

Why Uyghur Issues Go Unreported—in and outside China
January 13, 2016
Greg Fay is project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a nonprofit human rights research, reporting, and advocacy organization promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkestan.

Greg Fay, project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, discusses the formidable challenges to covering the Uyghur minority in China

Holding the fate of families in its hands, China controls refugees abroad
December 30, 2015
TOUGH HOMECOMING: Erkin Kurban says he was pressured to spy on the Uighur community in Canada when he returned to visit his family in Xinjiang in 2013. A long-haul truck driver, Kurban is seen here on a trip between California and Montreal, where he now lives. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

How Beijing is infiltrating and intimidating Uighur exile communities, from the Americas to Europe to Australia.

China opts to build an alliance against terrorism
December 17, 2015
Paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP)

Hope for an improvement to the rights situation of Uighur Muslims appear bleak

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