January 12, 2020 Ambassador Samuel D. Brownback Office of International Religious Freedom U.S. Department of State 2201 C St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Ambassador Brownback: On behalf of the Uyghur Human Rights Project I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for the work you have done as the Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom. I wish to thank you…

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Blog post by Omer Kanat, UHRP Executive Director– 2 min read In March, UHRP thanked Senator Rubio (R) and Representative McGovern (D) for introducing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the Senate (S.3471) and the House (H.R.6210). As I said then, for companies to continue business as usual would be a green light for…

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Below is the transcript of UHRP Director Omer Kanat’s remarks at the launch of UHRP’s new report on the systematic destruction of mosques in East Turkestan.  The event also featured remarks by the report’s main researcher and writer Bahram Sintash, NED President Carl Gershman, and commentary by Elise Anderson and RFA Uyghur Service Director Alim…

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A speech delivered by Zubayra Shamseden of UHRP at the 2019 annual ‘Keep Taiwan Free’ event in New York on September 7, 2019 Dear Jenny and other organizers of this great event. I am honored to be here today to join you and support you to ‘Keep Taiwan Free’ from the Chinese Communist government’s totalitarian…

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Henryk Szadziewski, Senior Researcher, Uyghur Human Rights Project The accounts of the ‘re-education’ regime that people are undergoing in those camps are harrowing…I imagine my lovely, principled, dedicated colleague there, and I feel incredibly angry. Dr. Rachel Harris, University of London The disappearance of Dr. Rahile Dawut, a leading expert on Uyghur folklore and traditions…

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April 6, 2019 Congressman Tom Suozzi stands with the Uyghurs! He has sponsored legislation to help shed light on the persecution of the Uyghurs and he will continue to speak out on their behalf. Congressman Suozzi says “The Chinese government’s authoritarian state uses re-education camps and surveillance methods that it pioneered in Tibet to target Uyghurs…

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