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Paramilitary police officers stand guard outside a shopping mall in the city of Hotan, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.

Uyghurs Left Waiting While Han Chinese Bypass Checkpoints in Xinjiang’s Hotan City

  • Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:15

Hans get ‘green lanes’ and Uyghurs must exit their vehicles for lengthy security checks.

Uyghur men arrive at the Id Kah Mosque for the morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in this picture taken June 26. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)

Draconian anti-Islam measures widen in China's far west

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:56

State repression experienced by Uyghurs now extends to ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang

Authorities in the tense Xinjiang region have ramped up security. Photo: Reuters

Staff called back to work as Xinjiang scraps week-long National Day holiday

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:54

Civil servants, workers at state enterprises, teachers and some students have to cancel plans due to last-minute order ‘to prepare’ for party congress

Uyghur men pray on mats outside a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, in a file photo.

Xinjiang’s Korla City Seizes Qurans, Prayer Mats From Uyghur Muslims

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:49

Thousands of books and mats have been confiscated since late last year, officials said.

Friends of Uyghurs

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:47

Promoting Culture and Supporting Human Rights for the Uyghur People

Uyghurs in Hotan

Muslims ordered to hand in all copies of the Koran or face ‘harsh punishment’

  • Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:47

Chinese Muslims have been ordered to hand over religious items including copies of the Koran and prayer mats or they will face harsh punishment. Authorities are stepping up a campaign against Muslims in Xinjiang, north western China, according to Radio Free Aisia.

Ethnic Uighurs sit near a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong in Kashgar, Xinjiang Thomas Peter/Reuters

China: National Day is no cause for celebration without fundamental human rights

  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:00

On the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on October 1, 2017, the UHRP calls on China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Uyghur people and all people in the PRC.

A map shows Ghulja county in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture and Korla city in Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.

Re-Education Camps in Two Xinjiang Counties Hold Thousands of Uyghurs: Officials

  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:54

Detainees are rarely freed, despite months of ‘training’ to undo ‘political incorrectness.’


  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:52

Buzainafu Abudourexiti, who returned to China in 2015 after studying for two years in Egypt, was suddenly detained in March 2017 and sentenced in a secret trial to seven years in prison.

Jawlan and Suriya in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Six Uyghur Students on Return From Turkey

  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:40

The students were punished despite a probe which cleared them of any wrongdoing.