About UAA

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is based in Washington, DC and is a tax-exempt, non-profit membership organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code.

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) works to promote the preservation and flourishing of a rich, humanistic and diverse Uyghur culture, and to support the right of the Uyghur people to use peaceful, democratic means to determine their own political future. The UAA has undertaken the Uyghur Human Rights Project for the purpose of promoting improved human rights conditions for Uyghurs and other indigenous groups in East Turkistan (also known as China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), on the premise that the assurance of basic human rights will facilitate the realization of the community's democratic aspirations.

Board of Directors

President: Mr. Alim A. Seytoff, Esq.
Vice-President: Mr. Ilshat Hassan
General Secretary: Mr. Omer Kanat
Director of Community Affairs: Mr. Ablikim Idris
Director of Women's Affairs: Ms. Sajida Baluch
Director of Youth Affairs: Mr. Junaydin
Director of Logistics: Mr. Musa