UHRP In the News

Mar 2, 2016

On October 30, 2015, the International Law Society, the Immigration Law and Service Society, and the Comparative Legal Student Scholars hosted “Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis,” a symposium exploring the current global refugee crisis and potential domestic action in the U.S. legal system to address this crisis.

Uyghurs protest at the Embassy of China in Washington, DC on February 5, 2016
Feb 19, 2016

Uyghurs across the world, except in China, joined in protest on February 5, 2016, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre.

Feb 4, 2016

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security:

Chinese riot police keep watch on Uyghur residents near a mosque in Urumqi following ethnic violence between Uyghurs and Han Chinese, July 10, 2009. Credit: AFP
Feb 2, 2016

Uighur Muslims, a Chinese religious minority, are voicing their concerns about what they describe as pervasive religious and cultural repression implemented by Beijing under the premise of campaigns which the Chinese government has engaged within the primarily Muslim province of Xinjiang, in the name of "fighting religious extremism, separatism and terrorism."

DPP's Tsai Ing-Wen (r.) defeated Kuomintang's Eric Chu (l.) for the presidency of Taiwan.
Feb 1, 2016

Taiwan Democracy Defeats China Autocracy: 1/27/16: Gordon Chang, Daily Beast. David Feith, WSJ Editorial. Alim Seytoff, Uyghur American Association. Bruce Bechtol, “North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era.” Charles Bausman, Russia Insider.

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness. April1, 2011 PHOTO: ZAMAN, ALİ ÜNAL
Jan 29, 2016

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness.

A group of Uyghur women stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, in farwest China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Carol Huang)
Jan 19, 2016

Minority Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang fear move a further clampdown on faith

Greg Fay is project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a nonprofit human rights research, reporting, and advocacy organization promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkestan.
Jan 13, 2016

Greg Fay, project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, discusses the formidable challenges to covering the Uyghur minority in China

TOUGH HOMECOMING: Erkin Kurban says he was pressured to spy on the Uighur community in Canada when he returned to visit his family in Xinjiang in 2013. A long-haul truck driver, Kurban is seen here on a trip between California and Montreal, where he now lives. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Dec 30, 2015

How Beijing is infiltrating and intimidating Uighur exile communities, from the Americas to Europe to Australia.

Paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP)
Dec 17, 2015

Hope for an improvement to the rights situation of Uighur Muslims appear bleak

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