Press Releases

Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti named 2016 Martin Ennals Award laureate for his work defending Uyghur human rights

  • Tue, 10/11/2016 - 21:15

In light of award China should immediately and unconditionally release Ilham Tohti and seven of his jailed students

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

European Parliament: Award Ilham Tohti The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2016

  • Thu, 09/29/2016 - 21:58

Awarding Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti the Sakharov Prize tells China it cannot silence peaceful human rights advocates

Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters

The New Implementation Guidelines for the Counter-Terrorism Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Government’s Curbs on Human Rights

  • Thu, 09/29/2016 - 21:47

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

President Obama Should Express U.S. Government Concern over Uyghur Human Rights Conditions during G-20 Summit in China

  • Mon, 08/29/2016 - 21:36

G-20 Summit in China is an opportunity to remind Chinese officials of obligations to international rights standards and set human rights tone in the last months of the presidency

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.