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Witness Testimony: Religious crackdown in Urumchi

The following incident took place in May, 2014 in Urumchi, several months before a new law enacted by the municipal government in 2015 banned full face veils for women in the city. The author, a young Uyghur male, was in … Continue reading

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Human Rights in Focus at Uyghur Studies Conference

Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project Last month, the George Washington University assembled dozens of experts on the study of East Turkestan from around the world in the “First International Conference on Uyghur Studies, History, Culture, and Society. The … Continue reading

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Q&A With Student of Imprisoned Linguist Abduweli Ayup

Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud and find a transcript below. Last month, Uyghur linguist Abduweli Ayup was sentenced to 18 months in prison as a result of his language education work. … Continue reading

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