UHRP Reports and Briefings

Jan 27, 2020

China’s Unprecedented Campaign to Eradicate the Faith, Identity and Cultural Heritage of the Uyghur People. Remarks by Omer Kanat at the 15th Annual Reflections on the Holocaust and Genocides, January 26, 2020, Centers for Pluralism

Dec 13, 2019

The “laboratory of repression” in East Turkistan demands action by a long list of institutions. Universities, hospitals, and medical companies cannot claim ignorance. The cotton industry and tech companies are on notice. The World Bank and the Olympics are in the hot seat for complicity. History is watching. The lesson is very simple: business as usual must not continue.

Oct 28, 2019

A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

Oct 21, 2019

 In 2015, Beijing was awarded the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. While the government of the People’s Republic of China has overseen preparations for the 2022 Games under the motto of “joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow,” the same state has also overseen the development of a network of concentration camps in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang).

Oct 17, 2019

Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing: Forced Labor, Mass Internment, and Social Control in Xinjiang

Aug 28, 2019

UHRP calls for greater protection of Uyghur Americans against Chinese state harassment.

Jul 29, 2019

Presentation by UHRP Director Omer Kanat at the July 24, 2019 U.S. Senate Human Rights Caucus Briefing "Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China"

Jul 23, 2019

International Religious Freedom Ministerial Side Event: The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques by China.  Remarks by Omer Kanat, Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project

May 21, 2019

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 435 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs and erasure of their culture. 

May 16, 2019

A new special report published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the politically motivated linguicide of the Uyghur language

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