UHRP In the News

Abduweli Ayup speaks to Radio Free Asia reporter in Akara, Turkey, on Jan 7, 2016. Photo: RFA
May 16, 2019

A key part of China’s campaign against Uyghur identity is a crackdown on the Uyghur language.

Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.
May 14, 2019

In 2018, school officials in Peyziwat County in East Turkestan in the northwest of China forced Uyghur students and their parents to sign pledges that they would not fast during Ramadan.

May 9, 2019

Published on May 9, 2019

Omer Kanat, chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Uyghur Congress joins the discussion.

Zubayra Shamseden
Apr 19, 2019

The Chinese government would have you believe a good Uighur woman is one who knows how to apply false eyelashes and cook dumplings. She is neither too modest nor too forward. She is “good at singing and dancing.”

Nury Turkel, former executive director and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project, speaks at a conference about the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang at Weill Hall Thursday afternoon. Photo: The Michigan Daily
Apr 19, 2019

Since the late months of 2017, news media has increasingly published more information about the detainment of ethnic minority groups in China’s “re-education” camps.

Apr 18, 2019

The first panel event of the new Washington DC Nuvoices chapter was held last week, providing the perspective of two Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland.

Apr 12, 2019

In China, the Orwellian fear of a “big brother” state is becoming a reality, as citizens in rental properties are complaining about police demands to install surveillance cameras in their living rooms.

Apr 12, 2019

Gay J. McDougall

The crowd at the rally
Apr 8, 2019

Repeating the message “Never Again,” broad coalition rallies to stop cultural genocide in China, call for specific US government action.

Apr 5, 2019

Kaiser sat down with Nury Turkel, chairman and founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, at the recent Association for Asian Studies conference in Denver for an impromptu catch-up on the current crisis in Xinjiang.


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