Press Releases

Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges President Obama to call for release of Ilham Tohti during Xi Jinping visit to Washington, DC

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:12

China should immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

Uyghur American Association commemorates 14th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:40

Uyghur American Association remembers victims of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and condemns terrorism

China: Seven years after her arrest, assure international community on the condition of jailed Uyghur reporter Mehbube Ablesh

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:29

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on China to release information on imprisoned Uyghur journalist Mehbube Ablesh and to drastically improve freedom of the press in East Turkestan. 

Uyghur American Association Board approves decision to officially separate from Uyghur Human Rights Project

  • Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:07

At the August 16, 2015 board meeting of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), the Board of Directors voted to separate UAA from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

Uyghur American Association strongly condemns Thai government decision to forcibly return Uyghur refugees

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:22

Deportations occurred in contravention of international law, remaining Uyghurs require international protection

On the sixth anniversary of unrest in Urumchi, Uyghur American Association calls for transparency

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:37

Uyghur families no closer to discovering truth about relatives killed and disappeared

Uyghur American Association commemorates the victims of Chinese state violence on June 4, 1989

  • Tue, 06/02/2015 - 18:54

State censorship and lack of accountability for human rights violations deny the Chinese people their democratic rights

UHRP releases report on bilingual education in East Turkestan—Uyghur Voices on Education

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:43

New report highlights assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts

Uyghur American Association commemorates Uyghur democracy leader Ms. Rebiya Kadeer’s tenth anniversary of freedom

  • Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:40

Anniversary an opportunity to refocus efforts in realizing human rights for the Uyghur people

Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:10

New report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project analyses political violence from 2013-14