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UHRP Welcomes Congressional Action on the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:23

UHRP applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s unanimous passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019. As the Committee marked up the bill today, Members on both sides of the aisle forcefully condemned the Chinese government’s “horrific” and “barbaric” human rights crimes against the Uyghur people.

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What a lobbyist’s remarks behind closed doors tell you about Chinese money in Washington

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:18

In the northwestern region of Xinjiang, the Chinese Communist Party has imprisoned more than 1 million Muslim ethnic minorities in mass internment camps and built up an all-encompassing surveillance state.

Tursunay Ziyawudun in an undated photo. Credit: Tursunay Ziyawudun Photo: RFA

Female Detainees at Xinjiang Internment Camps Face Sterilization, Sexual Abuse: Camp Survivor

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:16

Tursunay Ziyawudun said women endure a special hell in the region’s camp network.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Two Dozen UN Member States Condemn China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:15

The countries slammed mass detentions, restriction of rights, and surveillance measures.

UN members split on China’s mass detention and surveillance of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:14

China’s mass detention and surveillance of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang province came under fire at the United Nations Tuesday, with 23 nations — mostly western — backing a British statement condemning Beijing’s human rights record.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

UN members issue dueling statements over China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 10/30/2019 - 20:13

Two groups of United Nations member states issued dueling statements over China's treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang, highlighting a global divide on Beijing's human rights record.

Humanizing Conflict: Uyghur Reality

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:13

Jewher Ilham is the daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, an internationally noted moderate voice who was dedicated to bridging the gap between the Uyghur people and the Han Chinese. Jewher arrived in the United States in 2013, following the detention of her father at the Beijing airport, as both prepared to travel to Indiana University for Professor Tohti’s fellowship.

Lutpulla Mutellip: The legendary Uyghur revolutionary and poet

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:12

Killed at the young age of 23, Mutellip continues to be a source of national pride and a symbol of cultural heritage for many Uyghurs still suffering under the oppression of the Chinese state.

EDITORIAL: Happy belated birthday, Ilham Tohti

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:11

The European Parliament should be congratulated for awarding this year’s Sakharov Prize to Uighur economist Ilham Tohti, who is now five years into a life sentence in a Chinese prison after being convicted in 2014 on trumped-up charges of engaging in separatist activities and encouraging terrorism.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

  • Mon, 10/28/2019 - 20:10

China’s use of technology for social control of its citizens is extensive – but it could affect users elsewhere too, says security analyst Samantha Hoffman

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