Press Releases

World Refugee Day 2017: UHRP calls for information on returned Uyghur refugees

  • Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:42

Forced returns of refugees who face state abuse an egregious rights violation

The dead of Tiananmen Square should not be forgotten

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

The international community should demand truth and justice for the victims of Chinese state violence

BRIEFING: Ban on “Islamic” names an absurd intrusion into Uyghurs’ private lives

  • Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:53

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at recent measures preventing Uyghurs from choosing state restricted names for their newborn children.

Discrimination, Mistreatment and Coercion: Uyghurs Face Severe Labor Rights Abuses in China and East Turkestan

  • Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:49

Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs

  • Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:39

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.

Twenty Years After the Ghulja Massacre, Repression and Discrimination Still Feature in Uyghurs’ Daily Lives

  • Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:39

On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an end to religious repression and ethnic discrimination in the city.

Human Rights Day 2016: Stand up for Uyghur Rights Today

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:32

The Uyghur Human Rights Project urges concerned individuals and organizations to publicly call on China to improve human rights in East Turkestan

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.