Press Releases

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

The Uyghur American Association Condemns the Extrajudicial Killing of 17-Year-Old Uyghur Student Abdulbasit Ablimit

  • Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:20

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the extrajudicial killing of 17-year-old Uyghur student Abdulbasit Ablimit by police in Kelpin county, Aksu prefecture.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Uyghur American Association rejects “terror” allegations leveled at Uyghur refugees in Thailand

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:12

End unsubstantiated accusations, follow international law and resettle Uyghurs in safe third countries

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12.

Uyghur American Association urges Thai government not to return Uyghur refugees to China

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:04

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the fate of more than 200 Uyghur refugees currently detained in Hat Yai, southern Thailand.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project condemns the detention of AIDS activist Akbar Imin and calls for his immediate release

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:04

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) condemns the detention of AIDS activist Akbar Imin and calls for his immediate release.

Uyghur American Association calls for responsible commentary on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:41

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about recent speculation over alleged Uyghur involvement in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington.

U.S. State Department report details widespread human rights abuses against the Uyghur people

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:05

The Uyghur American Association commends the U.S. State Department on the findings of its 2013 Annual Report of Human Rights Practices in China.

Charges Against Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Show "No One in China Is Safe from Government"

  • Tue, 02/25/2014 - 20:55

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm upon hearing that Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism.”

Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

  • Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:56

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

Eyewitnesses give alternative account of incident in Siriqbuya on November 16

  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 22:38

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on the Chinese authorities’ version of a deadly incident in Siriqbuya township on November 16.

A child at an Internet cafe in Urumqi

New Internet measures indicate increased curbs on Uyghur freedom of speech

  • Tue, 10/08/2013 - 20:51

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the targeting of Uyghurs in East Turkestan over their online activity.

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