UHRP In the News

Aug 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.

Aug 24, 2018

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

Aug 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.

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

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

Aug 14, 2018

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

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla city, Xinjiang, Nov. 2, 2017. AP
Aug 6, 2018

Someone asked me for readings on the Xinjiang camps, and I compiled this biblio to keep track; cleaned it up to share here.

A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colors of the Chinese flag attends a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, on July 5, 2018.(OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
Jul 25, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Uighur have been detained without trial in China's western region of Xinjiang.

A woman and child walk past a building in Xinjiang
Jul 20, 2018

China has been separating families on a far larger scale as part of a crackdown against ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang. We speak to Omer Kanat from the World Uighur Congress. We have a report from Russia on apollution scandal that has engulfed the city of Chelyabinsk in the country's Ural region.

Jul 9, 2018

O.’s son was sent to have been opening by the dozen all over Xinjiang, but although those inside are taught Chinese language and Communist Party propaganda, they are more like secret internment camps than places of learning.

Jun 19, 2018

Various organizations including Amnesty International continue to document China's abusive campaign against human rights.


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