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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.

This iconic image appeared in news reports around the world, and is one of the most famous photos ever taken.

Repressive laws demonstrate unwillingness of Xi Jinping to embrace lessons of Tiananmen Square Massacre

  • Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:55

Xi Jinping must meet present-day calls for democratic reform and freedom as embodied by the student movement of 1989

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.

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