Press Releases

Bulldozers reducing Kashgar Old City to rubble

  • Mon, 06/22/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is extremely disturbed about the demolition of Kashgar’s Old City, the home of more than 200,000 Uyghurs and an ancient cradle of traditional Uyghur culture, which appears to be reaching a critical and irreversible stage.

Hollywood filmmaker Marc Forster expresses concern over the destruction of Kashgar's Old City

  • Mon, 06/22/2009 - 12:00

Hollywood filmmaker Marc Forster today expressed his concern over the destruction of Kashgar's Old City.

Seven Uyghur university students arrested for participation in religious gathering; two remain in detention

  • Fri, 06/12/2009 - 12:00

According to a press release issued by the China Aid Association, on May 10, authorities in Urumchi, the capital of East Turkestan arrested and detained seven Uyghur students belonging to a student religious group.

UAA welcomes transfer of Uyghur men from Guantanamo to Bermuda

  • Thu, 06/11/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association welcomes the news that four Uyghur men, who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center since 2002, have been transferred to Bermuda.

UAA concerned by top Chinese official's comments on language policy in East Turkestan

  • Fri, 06/05/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that comments made recently by the Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Nur Bekri, are an attempt to label peaceful Uyghurs as terrorist suspects and indicate an intensification in the Chinese authorities’ campaign to marginalize the Uyghur language.

Caution urged over recent Chinese government allegations of Uyghur terrorism

  • Wed, 06/03/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges extreme caution over allegations of organized Uyghur terror made recently in official Chinese media.

UAA expresses support for victims of Tiananmen massacre

  • Wed, 06/03/2009 - 12:00

On the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses support for the massacre’s victims.

Third General Assembly of the World Uyghur Congress to be held in Washington, DC

  • Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:00

On behalf of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Uyghur American Association would like to announce the convening of the Third General Assembly of the WUC in Washington, DC from Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.

UAA protests extradition of nine Uyghurs from Pakistan to China

  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about reports that nine Uyghurs have been extradited from Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Dragon Fighter: One Woman's Epic Struggle for Peace with China by Rebiya Kadeer

  • Thu, 04/23/2009 - 12:00

Dragon Fighter is about speaking truth to power. It details Ms. Kadeer’s exceptional life as a self-made millionaire and philanthropist turned political prisoner and later exiled activist; against the backdrop of decades of tumultuous political and social changes in East Turkestan, it also chronicles the experiences of the Uyghur population under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).