UHRP in the News

‘Eradicating Ideological Viruses’: China’s massive Xinjiang crackdown
September 12, 2018

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in northwestern China, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Speaking out: Uygurs in the United States break silence on China’s crackdown
September 12, 2018
Uygurs marching to the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York on March 15, part of demonstrations around the world to protest China’s surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands into detention and political indoctrination centres in Xinjiang. Photo: AP

Emboldened by international scrutiny, the American Uygur diaspora is increasingly willing to publicly condemn China’s re-education programmes, despite the risk to loved ones in Xinjiang

September 12, 2018
Zubayra Shamseden

Uyghur human rights scholar and activist Zubayra Shamseden tells Bitter Winter that CCP sees all Uyghur as enemies, is engaged in the largest detention of an ethnic group since World War II, and has now extended its repression to other Muslim minorities.

September 7, 2018
A Uyghur woman sits on a bed outside on September 12th, 2016, in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province of China.  (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China has used the U.S.'s Global War on Terror as a pretext to further repress the embattled Muslim minority.

China's “War on Terrorism” and the Xinjiang Emergency
September 5, 2018

On September 5, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the PRC’s “war on terrorism.”

Rights groups slam China over detentions
September 4, 2018

A US expert on human rights issues in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China said it's possible more than a million Uighurs are being held in so-called re-education camps. The expert said some people have been detained for over a year.

Uighurs’ internment a wake-up call
September 4, 2018

Over the past week, several reports were published in the US about the mass internment of Uighurs of East Turkestan, which started at about the beginning of last year.

China considers Uighur religious belief ''a mental disease''
August 31, 2018

China considers Uighur religious belief ''a mental disease''

China’s Reducation/Concentration Camps
August 31, 2018

The Uyghur people are a mostly Muslim ethnic group across central and eastern Asia, and many millions also live in China. The presence of the Chinese government's "re-education" camps for its Uyghur citizens have now come to light.

What’s behind China’s mass crackdown on Uighur Muslims?
August 31, 2018

Uighur Muslims in China have long reported state suppression, but now they say repression is stronger than ever. Advocates for the Muslim minority say Uighurs are now being rounded up by the hundreds of thousands and put in camps for assimilation. Nick Schifrin learns more from Omer Kanat, director of the Uighur Human Rights Project, and James Millward of Georgetown University.