UHRP in the News

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.

The Repression of Uyghurs Is Now an All-Out War Against a People
August 24, 2018

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.

US-based NGO reports custodial deaths, tortures at 'Muslim re-education centres' in China's Xinjiang
August 24, 2018

A US-based NGO on Friday said that there were credible reports of Muslim re-education centres in China's Xinjiang region where custodial deaths and torture were taking place.

August 15, 2018
Chinese policemen push Uighur women who are protesting at a street on July 7th, 2009, in Urumqi, China.  (Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Rights advocates suggest the president's hostile rhetoric and policies on American Muslims jeopardize his administration's ability to advocate against abuses abroad.

UN reports of ''re-education'' camps for the Uyghur Muslim minority in China
August 14, 2018

Guest: Nury Turkel, Uyghur-American Attorney and Board Chair Uyghur Human Rights Project