HRDI Uyghur Human Rights Project

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  • title: Uyghur Human Rights Project
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  • Publisher: Uyghur Human Rights Project
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  • Coverage: Asia--China--Xinjian Uygur Zizhiku
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  • Language: English
  • Description: In English. UHRP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reports from East Turkestan document a pattern of abuse including political imprisonment, torture, and disappearances. With only a few extremely rare exceptions, Uyghurs continue to be the only population in China consistently subjected to executions for political and religious offenses. Mosques are summarily closed and the Uyghur language is banned from use in schools. Uyghurs are subjected to compulsory unpaid labor on infrastructures, such as oil or gas lines to transfer East Turkestan’s resources to mainland China. Site contains news articles, reports, press releases, and photographs.
  • Subject: armed conflict and persecution--refugees
  • Creator: Uyghur American Association
  • Collector: UT Libraries
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