Press Releases

Alleged hijacking in Hotan should be viewed with extreme caution

  • Fri, 06/29/2012 - 00:00

Official Chinese media reports of an alleged plane hijacking in Hotan by six Uyghurs should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details...

A new report by UHRP: Uyghur Homeland, Chinese Frontier: The Xinjiang Work Forum and Centrally Led Development

  • Wed, 06/27/2012 - 13:47

A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.

New rules issued by Hotan company discriminate against Uyghur women

  • Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

In line with an official security clampdown taking place in Hotan, a local company that leases property to businesses in the city has banned women wearing...

Global Times report reinforces fears regarding house-to-house searches in Hotan

  • Tue, 06/19/2012 - 22:53

An official Chinese media report published on June 19 regarding a notice of impending house-to-house searches in a neighborhood of Hotan reinforces the view that Chinese authorities are

Notice informs locals of mandatory residence searches in Hotan community; police reserve the right to “use force” to enter homes

  • Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

An official notice posted in the Gujanbagh neighborhood of the Uyghur city of Hotan informs locals that police will undertake a search of every residence in the neighborhood, at the behest of higher-level authorities.

Raid on Hotan religious school reflects brutality of official Chinese policies amid crackdown on religion in East Turkestan

  • Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:00

A raid by Chinese police on a religious school in Hotan that led to the injury of 12 Uyghur children reflects the severity with which the Chinese state clamps down on religious activities outside of state control.

Chinese officials increase pressure on the imprisoned sons of Rebiya Kadeer

  • Tue, 05/29/2012 - 19:15

In a sign of increasing official pressure on the sons of Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer and her other family members in East Turkestan, Chinese authorities have forced imprisoned son Alim Abdureyim to...

A new report by UHRP- Living on the Margins: The Chinese State’s Demolition of Uyghur Communities

  • Mon, 04/02/2012 - 21:22

A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan

Top regional officials’ comments at NPC bode ill for Uyghur rights, stability of East Turkestan

  • Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:52

Remarks made by top officials in East Turkestan at the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing this week reveal a disturbing failure...

Deaths reported in Kargilik, as tensions mount in the region

  • Tue, 02/28/2012 - 19:51

The reported deaths of residents of Kargilik in Kashgar Prefecture on February 28 have taken place against a backdrop of a heavy...