UHRP in the News

Human Rights Organizations To Pompeo: Stand Up For Xinjiang
September 18, 2018
 Secretary of State  Mike Pompeo

We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to sanction all Chinese officials responsible for the horrendous human rights situation in Tibet and Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan.

It’s Time to Stand Up for Xinjiang
September 18, 2018

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, together with 33 other NGOs and human rights organizations, has today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging them to impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

China is inventing a whole new way to oppress a people
September 18, 2018
Xi Jinping

The growing, horrifying oppression of Muslims in a western Chinese province marks a key moment in Beijing’s expansionist drive — and its global competition with America.

Has China detained a million Uyghur Muslims
September 17, 2018

China has been accused of allegedly detaining up to one million Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region ( Aka East Turkistan occupied by #China ) under what UN experts have called the "pretext of countering terrorism and religious extremism".

OIC must condemn China’s mass internment of Uighurs
September 17, 2018

China is conducting one of the largest mass internment campaigns known to history.

US considers sanctions on China over treatment of Uighurs
September 12, 2018
 A protestor displays a photo of Uyghur prisoners in Xinjiang Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of Muslims would be a rare US confrontation of Beijing over human rights

‘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.