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A Palestinian Greek orthodox Christian woman lights a candle as she attends the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Porphyrios Church in Gaza City.
Apr 4, 2018

In celebration of International Religious Freedom Day on January 16th, the Office of International Religious Freedom (IRF) in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State hosted a series of Religious Freedom panel discussions on Facebook Live

Mar 15, 2018

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

Feb 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”.

Urumqi, the capital  of Uyghur Autonomous Region
Feb 22, 2018

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

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.
Feb 9, 2018

Marco Rubio calls attention to widespread DNA collection of Uyghurs.

Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo.
Jan 29, 2018

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

Jan 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”.

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
Dec 22, 2017

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.

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.
Dec 13, 2017

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

An undated photo shows Huseyin Imintohti's application for asylum after it was accepted by the UNHCR in Dubai. Photo courtesy of Nigare Imintohti.
Nov 28, 2017

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

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