Part of the list of banned ethnic minority names in Xinjiang.

Crucial to understanding China’s recent moves in the region is a piece of legislation that quietly took effect on April 1.

Large-scale farming and oil exploration are drying out the area’s karez wells.

Earlier this month, authorities in China's western Xinjiang province were reported as banning 29 Islamic names, including 'Muhammad'.

Reports & Press Releases


The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China's embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of Ghulja, about the history of the massacre.