Promoting human rights & democracy for Uyghurs in East Turkistan through research, reporting & advocacy. 中文: @UHRP_Chinese | Support us: uhrp.org/donate

Washington, DC
Joined December 2012
New @UyghurProject / @OxusSociety report 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 "Beyond Silence: Collaboration Between Arab States and China in the Transnational Repression of Uyghurs" We document 292 cases of Uyghurs detained or deported from Arab states at China’s behest since 2001.
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"China and the Uyghurs is a go-to book for those who want to read about the Uyghurs and the Chinese state for the first time," writes @MarcMartorell3. China has, for decades, attempted to forcibly assimilate Uyghurs. english.alaraby.co.uk/featur…
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Uyghur Human Rights Project retweeted
In some instances the conditions the workers face "may amount to enslavement as a crime against humanity, meriting a further independent analysis." A @UN report shows that forced labor is taking place—no global business should be sourcing from the region. rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/…
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Uyghur Human Rights Project retweeted
Great to be here in Argentina to launch our universal jurisdiction genocide and crimes against humanity case for the @UyghurCongress @UyghurProject with @Dolkun_Isa and @OmerKanat1
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The nature and extent of powers exercised over the workers could "amount to enslavement as a crime against humanity, meriting a further independent analysis." A @UN expert says some instances of forced labor may amount to a crime against humanity. france24.com/en/live-news/20…
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"Our case demonstrates that there is nowhere to hide for regimes responsible for atrocity crimes," said @UyghurProject Executive Director @OmerKanat1.
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"This criminal complaint would be a historic occasion for Uyghurs to have their voices heard within a formal domestic court," said @Dolkun_Isa for @UyghurCongress.
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"This is a historical moment for the Uyghur people and their pursuit of justice for the most horrendous international crimes being committed against them by the Chinese authorities," said @MichaelPolakLaw.
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The submission "sets out the international crimes being committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic people in the Uyghur Region and the identity of those most responsible for these crimes."
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The submission marks the first stage of the process: the “prosecutorial stage” where the appointed judge considers the complaint and submissions from the public prosecutor as to whether to open a case.
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This marks a crucial time for Uyghurs because if the judge decides to open the case, then an investigation starts and further evidence will be submitted that demonstrates the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and torture are taking place.
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NEWS RELEASE ➡️➡️➡️ "UHRP Welcomes UN Expert’s Report Citing Possible Crimes Against Humanity" A UN expert concludes that forced labor has been occurring, which may amount to enslavement as a crime against humanity. Your turn, @MBachelet. uhrp.org/statement/uhrp-welc…
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Uyghur Human Rights Project retweeted
The @UyghurProject is glad to be in 🇦🇷 with @UyghurCongress & @MichaelPolakLaw supporting a universal jurisdiction case against the Chinese government. China cannot hide from accountability for genocide and crimes against humanity.
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"Broad surveillance measures used over the years against [Tibetans and Uyghurs] are helping enforce lockdown rules among people long at risk of arbitrary detention." Covid lockdowns continue to be particularly brutal for Uyghurs and Tibetans. japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/0…
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