Uyghur Sources

Letter from East Turkestan

  • Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:00

Alim Seytoff examines the Chinese government's pre- and post-Olympics campaign of intimidation against the Uyghur people.

WUC and UAA Submission for the Fourth Session of the Universal Periodic Review

  • Mon, 12/29/2008 - 11:00

In this submission, the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur American Association provides information under the general guidelines for the preperation of information.

Dusty relics of Yalta

  • Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

Oppressed Uighurs in East Turkestan (China's Xinjiang Province) are neglected relics of the "big power" politics that informed the 1945 Yalta Conference's cynical division of Europe and Asia. As President George W. Bush declared in Riga, Latvia on May 6, 2005, "[T]he Yalta Conference was a huge mistake in history."

Remember the Uighurs

  • Mon, 08/11/2008 - 12:00

On July 29, I became the first Uighur leader to meet with a sitting U.S. President at the White House. Our meeting sent a message to Beijing on the eve of the Olympics: that the Chinese government's human rights abuses against the Uighur people cannot be ignored.

China's dark secret

  • Fri, 06/27/2008 - 12:00

The Uighurs’ call for self-rule has been met with brutality ever since China forcefully annexed East Turkestan in 1949, says Alim Seytoff.

Uighur Justice

  • Thu, 06/26/2008 - 12:00

The controversy over the right of habeas corpus for U.S. terror detainees has obscured the fact that the legal process put in place by Congress for settling other detainee appeals has been quietly at work.

Not the Torch of Liberty

  • Tue, 04/01/2008 - 12:00

The world has watched in horror recently as Tibetan monks, nuns and laypeople engaged in peaceful demonstrations have been met with brutality by the Chinese People's Armed Police.

SCO exercise 'aimed at suppressing Uighurs' - by Alim Seytoff

  • Wed, 08/15/2007 - 12:00

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has launched its largest military exercises to date in Russia's Chelyabinsk region and East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region of China).

My Chinese Jailers

  • Wed, 05/30/2007 - 12:00

Nothing compares to a mother's pain when her children are suffering. The anguish is even greater when the suffering is designed as an act of retaliation by a vindictive government determined to punish those who speak out against its egregious human-rights violations.