UHRP In the News

Aug 6, 2014

Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.

  Uighur women stand next to a street to wait for a bus in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic
Aug 6, 2014

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

FILE - An Uighur man sits at a street market in Kashgar, Xinjiang province.
Aug 6, 2014

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.

Jun 23, 2014

LinkAsia speaks with Alim Seytoff, president of the Uyghur American Association and director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about the struggle Uyghurs in China face and the shortcomings of China's policies in their native province of Xinjiang.

lham Tohti, economics professor and webmaster of a popular Uyghur website, was arrested in late 2013 for advocating "splittism". Draconian restrictions on internet usage restrain Uyghur users in Xinjiang Province to a virtual cage, says a human rights group. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Jun 17, 2014

Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people based in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, suffer internet restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist regime (CCP) that amount to a virtual cage, says a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

FILE - Two ethnic Uighur men walk in a clothing market in downtown Urumqi
Jun 10, 2014

China's remote Xinjiang region is facing growing ethnic unrest, becoming one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's biggest challenges.

Apr 21, 2014

Amid police crackdowns and stifling censorship, one Chinese ethnic minority struggles to be heard online.

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.
Apr 17, 2014

A teenager in China's Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive far-western region.

A suspected Uighur from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, weeps as he speaks with a translator after being detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.
Apr 3, 2014

A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as Beijing flexes its diplomatic muscle and western powers warn Bangkok not to send them home.

An Uygur boy holds a placard with a photo of Ilham Tohti that reads 'Freedom to Ilham Tohti' during a demonstration. Photo: AP
Feb 26, 2014

Ilham Tohti charged with separatism, which can carry the death penalty

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