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U.S. State Department report details widespread human rights abuses against the Uyghur people

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:13 -- Kanat
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington.

The Uyghur American Association commends the U.S. State Department on the findings of its 2013 Annual Report of Human Rights Practices in China. The report is a damning indictment of the Chinese government’s human rights record not only towards the Uyghur people, but also people throughout China.

Charges Against Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Show "No One in China Is Safe from Government"

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 20:55 -- Kanat

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm upon hearing that Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism.” UHRP believes the charge reflects not only a zero tolerance policy to Uyghur dissent, but also the growing intractability of China towards international criticism of its ethnic policies. UHRP challenges the Chinese government to present compelling evidence to prove its charges against Mr. Tohti and to respect its own laws.

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:00 -- Kanat

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare. The report details the events of late August and early September 2009 in which a series of alleged pinprick attacks shook the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi.

Uyghur Human Rights Project urges international community to maintain vigilance on the condition of Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:49 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Professor Ilham Tohti lecturing in a classroom at Minzu University of China, Beijing

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its concern for the condition of Ilham Tohti, who was arbitrarily detained by Beijing and Xinjiang police on January 15, 2014. UHRP calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately release Mr. Tohti and to return all personal property, including data, confiscated from Mr. Tohti during the raid on his home in Beijing. UHRP also commends the strong statements issued by the US State Department and European Union regarding Ilham Tohti’s arbitrary detention and asks officials from concerned governments to sustain pressure on China for Mr. Tohti’s unconditional release.

WUC Set to Hold Worldwide Demonstrations

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:34 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Uyghur demonstration in Japan. Photo courtest of Chính's news

Alarmed by recent killings of Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will be coordinating protests around the world to demonstrate outside Chinese embassies and consulates. Taking place between 10 and 13 January 2014, the WUC seeks to draw attention to the Chinese government’s systematic human rights violations, especially extrajudicial killings, against Uyghurs in East Turkestan through such demonstrations, and calls upon all those wishing to show support to attend.

China: A Look at Troubled Uyghur Youth (LinkAsia: 12/27/13)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:54 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Published on Dec 27, 2013
Young people from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's northwestern border are vulnerable to child trafficking. Thousands of kids from Xinjiang are abducted from home and end up on the streets of big cities like Shanghai. LinkAsia speaks with filmmaker Dongnan Chen about her documentary "The Trail from Xinjiang" which follows young men who were lured into a life of theft by pickpocket gangs working China's cities.
 
Watch more at http://linkasia.org
 

Dispatches From Xinjiang: “Battle” And Uyghur Life In Chinese Cities

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:44 -- Anonymous (not verified)

The short film Battle (above, with English subtitles) offers viewers a perspective of Uyghur life in major Chinese cities outside of Xinjiang. Having lived in Northwest China for extended periods, it was striking to see how evocative it is of life for Uyghurs outside of their homeland.

WUC alarmed by the killing of Uyghurs in Yarkant

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:00 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

“I am absolutely devastated by yesterday’s incident, which is yet another among countless recent incidents that proves the Chinese authorities’ total disregard for human life. This incident testifies to a recent trend of state-sponsored violence used to quell Uyghur dissent, whereby authorities ignore due process of the law, shoot and kill Uyghurs, label them terrorists, and then use counter-terrorism to justify the unlawful killings,” said WUC president and prominent Uyghur human rights activist, Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer.

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