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Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism

  • Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:41

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

China: Reveal condition and whereabouts of Uyghur refugees forcibly deported from Thailand to China one year ago

  • Thu, 07/07/2016 - 18:36

China must guarantee the fundamental human rights of over 100 forcibly returned Uyghur refugees

Seven years after July 5 unrest in Urumchi, China must commit to transparency and address root causes of Uyghur grievances

  • Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:07

Chinese government should tell the truth to Uyghur families whose loved ones were forcibly disappeared after July 5, 2009 and respect the fundamental human rights of the Uyghur people

An Amnesty International photo of weighted leg cuffs used by Chinese police on their detainees. Photo: AP

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2016: China must end the torture of Uyghur detainees and seek genuine reform of judicial system

  • Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:24

Despite clear human rights standards on the use of torture, China failing to meet obligations under international law

A Chinese teacher teaches Chinese characters to children at a kindergarten in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 26, 2009. This kindergarten offers bilingual education to pre-primary school children of local Uygur people. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

China: policies aimed at diminishing status of the Uyghur language in society and education a human rights violation

  • Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:31

On the occasion of International Uyghur Language Day, China must meet international human rights standards on linguistic rights

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has successfully held its Eighth Congress

  • Mon, 06/06/2016 - 01:54

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has successfully held its Eighth Congress with the attendance of more than 200 members on Sunday May 29th.

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Repressive laws demonstrate unwillingness of Xi Jinping to embrace lessons of Tiananmen Square Massacre

  • Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:55

Xi Jinping must meet present-day calls for democratic reform and freedom as embodied by the student movement of 1989

World Press Freedom Day 2016: A Free and Open Press in East Turkestan is Essential to Improving Uyghur Human Rights Conditions

  • Mon, 05/02/2016 - 20:30

Uyghur Human Rights Project highlights the tightly controlled media environment and suppression of counter-government narratives in East Turkestan

Uyghurs face “severe official repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, association, and assembly,” says U.S. State Department report

  • Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:00

United States government report describes a range of serious violations indicating deteriorating human rights conditions in East Turkestan over

DON’T HAVE A GUN, I have only my mouth and my tears, and you cannot control them”—Patigul Ghulam

The Uyghur Human Rights Project urges concerned governments to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Patigul Ghulam

  • Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:43

Uyghur mother targeted for seeking information on her son forcibly disappeared by Chinese police after Urumchi unrest in 2009

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