UHRP in the News

'President Obama most likely would be in prison': China rights record slammed in US ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit
September 24, 2015
People hold up photos of alleged victims of persecution during a protest in front of the White House ahead of the upcoming state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

US activists and lawmakers slammed China’s recent rights record on Friday as controversy mounts ahead of a visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping.

9 NGOs Letter to President Obama on Xi’s Visit
September 9, 2015

We write regarding the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015. Our organizations have worked to help promote and defend human rights in China for decades, and are deeply concerned by the significant erosions to rights during President Xi’s tenure.

Terrorism charges for Uighurs disputed
August 29, 2015
This photo taken on April 19 shows Uighur men walking into the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.

Governments Playing Political Ping-Pong with China’s Uyghurs
July 23, 2015
Uyghurs, a minority Muslim group in China, say they have faced years of oppression under Chinese rule. Credit: Gustavo Jeronimo/CC-BY-2.0

Two reports released in quick succession by the international rights group Human Rights Watch have highlighted the plight of China’s minority Uyghur population and shed light on their continuing struggle to find a safe haven elsewhere in the region.

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey
July 11, 2015
Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014. Reuters

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.

Thailand Defends Its Decision to Forcibly Return Uighur Migrants to China
July 11, 2015

The move has been condemned by the U.N., Washington and human-rights groups

China’s War Against One American Journalist
July 9, 2015
Shohret Hoshur

China is trying to silence this Radio Free Asia reporter by making his family disappear.

Joint Letter on the 2015 US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
June 17, 2015

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China’s crackdown on jihad leaves Uyghurs running scared
March 10, 2015
Asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uyghur minority sit before boarding trucks as Thai Immigration officials (not pictured) escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

Beijing has taken to accusing all would-be refugees of being terrorists

450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group
March 4, 2015
Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014 ©Goh Chai Hin (AFP/File)

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.