Press Releases

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

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a Part-Time Chinese Translation/Research Consultant

  • Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:44

The Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, DC-based human rights organization that promotes human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, is seeking an experienced and reliable translator and researcher to fill a new part time position

State Violence Against Uyghurs: Remembering the Ghulja Massacre

  • Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:44

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.

Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People

  • Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:05

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges President Obama to call for release of Ilham Tohti during Xi Jinping visit to Washington, DC

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:12

China should immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

Uyghur American Association commemorates 14th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:40

Uyghur American Association remembers victims of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and condemns terrorism

China: Seven years after her arrest, assure international community on the condition of jailed Uyghur reporter Mehbube Ablesh

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:29

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on China to release information on imprisoned Uyghur journalist Mehbube Ablesh and to drastically improve freedom of the press in East Turkestan. 

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