Press Releases

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:26

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland. It is time to end business as usual.

One Voice, One Step Initiative Demands Human Rights and Justice for Uyghur People

  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:04

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is pleased to support and co-sponsor the “One Voice, One Step” initiative’s protest against China’s detention of thousands of Uyghurs in so called ‘re-education’ camps.

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas

  • Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:26

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:26

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs.

UHRP Expresses Concern About Reports of Quran Confiscations in East Turkestan

  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:06

UHRP Expresses Concern About Reports of Quran Confiscations in East Turkestan

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.