Press Releases

Uyghur American Association calls for independent inquiry into Urumchi "terror" raid

  • Tue, 02/19/2008 - 11:00

State-controlled Chinese media reports indicate that on January 27, People’s Republic of China (PRC) security forces killed two people and captured 15 others in a "terror" raid in Urumchi, the capital of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by PRC authorities).

Deception, Pressure, and Threats: The Transfer of Young Uyghur Women to Eastern China

  • Fri, 02/08/2008 - 03:00

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project examines a recently implemented People’s Republic of China (PRC) policy that recruits young Uyghur women from majority Uyghur areas of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) and transfers them to work in factories in urban areas of eastern China.

Remembering the Ghulja Massacre

  • Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

On the eleventh anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) remembers the hundreds of Uyghurs who were killed, imprisoned, or who disappeared after having taken part in a peaceful demonstration in Ghulja in the northwest of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR).

Chinese embassy spokesman responds to concerns about the health of Rebiya Kadeer's son in Voice of America news report

  • Mon, 12/17/2007 - 11:00

In a Voice of America (VOA) Chinese-language news report dated December 13, 2007,  Chinese Embassy spokesman Wang Baodong was quoted as having responded via e-mail to questions from a VOA reporter regarding the grave medical condition of Rebiya Kadeer's son Ablikim Abdureyim.

Rebiya Kadeer's imprisoned son in urgent need of medical treatment

  • Wed, 12/12/2007 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has learned that Ablikim Abdureyim, the son of prominent Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer, is in dire medical condition in Bajiahu prison near Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.

Four Uyghurs sentenced to death in East Turkestan

  • Mon, 11/12/2007 - 11:00

According to Xinhua, China’s official new agency, the Intermediate People’s Court of Kashgar has sentenced four Uyghurs to death, and another two to life imprisonment, on charges including engaging in “separatist activities”, “training at a terrorist camp” and “illegally making explosives”.

Rebiya Kadeer addresses PRC trafficking of Uyghur women and girls at Congressional briefing

  • Thu, 11/01/2007 - 12:00

On Wednesday, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC) held a briefing highlighting the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) abysmal record in combating human trafficking, especially the trafficking of women and children.

Political persecution of Uyghurs in the era of the “war on terror”

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 04:00

As the leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) meet this week in Beijing for the 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress, the Uyghur American Association urges them to take some time to address the dire situation created by their policies in East Turkestan

Congressional briefing addresses the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's role in the violation of refugee rights

  • Thu, 09/20/2007 - 12:00

On Wednesday, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC) held a briefing to discuss the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Central and East Asia.

House of Representatives calls on the PRC to release Rebiya Kadeer's children and Uyghur-Canadian Huseyin Celil

  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 12:00

By a voice vote, the House of Representatives on Monday passed House Resolution 497, calling on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to immediately release the children of Rebiya Kadeer and Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil and refrain from further engaging in acts of cultural, linguistic, and religious suppression directed against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.