Press Releases

New Regulations Confirm the Chinese Government’s Conflation of Religious Belief and Disloyalty to the State

  • Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:24

China’s State Council has introduced new regulations that further criminalize religious practice and belief. The 2017 Religious Affairs Regulations (RAR) target faith communities with strict measures mandating loyalty to China and punishing individuals whose behavior falls outside a state-definition of religious behavior.  

China: On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances come clean about the Uyghur missing

  • Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:20

On the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 30), UHRP calls on the Chinese government to come clean about Uyghurs missing after the 2009 unrest in Urumchi and to reveal the whereabouts of Uyghur students forcibly returned from Egypt.

UHRP Alarmed by Ban of Uyghur Language in Hotan Schools

  • Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:51

The Hotan Prefecture Department of Education Department issued a directive in June requiring full instruction in Mandarin beginning in preschool, and banning the use of Uyghur in all educational activities and management, threatening punishment if the directive is not followed.

China: Where are the Uyghurs disappeared after the July 5, 2009 unrest?

  • Mon, 07/03/2017 - 16:26

Eight years after unrest in Urumchi, families are still unsure of the fate of their loved ones

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2017: China should come clean about torture of Uyghur detainees

  • Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:00

On December 12, 1997, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

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.

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