UHRP in the News

Uyghur Teenager Dies in Custody at Political Re-Education Camp
March 15, 2018

The young man had been detained in 2016 after returning from a trip to Turkey.

Conference at US Congress Highlights Draconic Restrictions on Uyghur Cultural And Religious Freedoms
February 27, 2018

On 26 February 2018, the UNPO, together with the UHRP, the UAA and the WUC organised a conference entitled “Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege”.

China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants
February 22, 2018
Urumqi, the capital  of Uyghur Autonomous Region

Monitoring tech pioneered in the province is spreading across China and the world.

Senator Questions US Firm on DNA Sequencer Sales to China
February 9, 2018
Chinese police patrolling as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after morning prayer in the old town of Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.

Marco Rubio calls attention to widespread DNA collection of Uyghurs.

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody
January 29, 2018
Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo.

Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, had been detained about 40 days before his death.

DC Conference: Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege
January 29, 2018

On 26 February 2018, the UNPO, together with the UHRP, the UAA and the WUC will organised a conference entitled “Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege”.

AP Exclusive: Anger with China drives Uighurs to Syrian war
December 22, 2017
FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, July 5, 2015, Uighurs living in Turkey and Turkish supporters, chant slogans as they hold a Chinese flag before burning it during a protest near China’s consulate in Istanbul, against what they call oppression by Chinese government to Muslim Uighurs in far-western Xinjiang region. Since 2013, thousands of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from western China, have traveled to Syria to train and fight alongside al-Qaida, playing key roles in several battles. (L

The Chinese interrogators held burning cigarettes to Ali’s face, tied him against a tree and beat him as they tried to get the Uighur farmer to say he took part in an ethnic riot that killed dozens in western China.

China Collecting DNA From All Uyghurs in Xinjiang Under Guise of Free Physicals
December 13, 2017
A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.

The campaign is a ‘gross violation’ of human rights, a watchdog says.

Uyghur Asylum Seeker Detained in Dubai Feared Deported to China
November 28, 2017
An undated photo shows Huseyin Imintohti's application for asylum after it was accepted by the UNHCR in Dubai. Photo courtesy of Nigare Imintohti.

Huseyin Imintohti had applied for protection through the United Nations’ refugee agency.

Uyghur Muslim clerics targeted in China crackdown
October 31, 2017
Uigurs living in the far west of China. Turpan / MM / Flickr / CC 2.0

Imams not complying with the Communist Party’s religious regulations in the Xinjiang region have been sent to political re-education camps.

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