- Thu, 09/14/2006 - 12:00
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that several thousand Uyghurs in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, have been refused visas to travel to Saudi Arabia to participate in a religious pilgrimage, apparently as a result of interference from the Chinese embassy in Islamabad. According to some estimates, as many as 6000 Uyghurs in Rawalpindi are awaiting visas.
- Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00
The Uyghur American Association (UAA), which represents the collective voice of the Uyghur people in the United States of America, was delighted by the recent news that its current president, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Mon, 09/11/2006 - 12:00
It has been five years since the world was changed by the events of 9/11, events which continue to have repercussions for people everywhere, not least the families of the people who were killed on that day. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) adds its voice to the chorus of those who offer their support and condolences to all people affected by terrorism.
- Thu, 09/07/2006 - 12:00
In late August 2006, the Chinese authorities claimed that security forces in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkistan, have seized over 41 metric tons (45 tons) of explosives “from the hands of terrorists since 1990.
- Mon, 08/07/2006 - 12:00
According to Canadian news reports published over the weekend, Canadian Huseyin Celil, who has been imprisoned in China since June after being extradited from Uzbekistan, faces possible execution by Thursday, August 10.
- Mon, 07/31/2006 - 12:00
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which recently reported on the precarious situation faced by Uyghur refugees in southern and central Asia, is now receiving reports of Uyghurs either being forcibly returned from Germany to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), or awaiting imminent deportation from Germany to the PRC.
- Wed, 07/12/2006 - 12:00
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that two sons of Uyghur human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, have been formally arraigned by the Chinese state prosecution. Kahar Abdureyim, 42, and Alim Abdureyim, 31, were arraigned on Monday, July 10.
- Thu, 07/06/2006 - 12:00
Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported that Alim Abdureyim, the youngest son of the human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, ‘confessed’ on or around July 1 to criminal and political charges against him as a direct consequence of being tortured.
- Wed, 07/05/2006 - 12:00
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is deeply concerned about a recent spate of Uyghurs reportedly being returned to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from central and southern Asian states.
- Mon, 07/03/2006 - 12:00
Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported to the organization that a young Uyghur man was shot and wounded by police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on June 19, and then beaten to death by police as he lay wounded.