Press Releases

Protest in Urumchi violently suppressed by Chinese government forces

  • Sun, 07/05/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Chinese government’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors in Urumchi.

UAA condemns killing of Uyghur workers at Guangdong factory

  • Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the mob killing of two Uyghur workers and the injuring of many, mostly female, workers at a toy factory in Guangdong Province in the early morning hours of Friday, June 26.

UAA commemorates the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors

  • Fri, 06/26/2009 - 12:00

On June 26, 2009, the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors recognizes the suffering of people subjected to state tyranny.

Kashgar demolition is a "serious political issue": official document reveals aggressive nature of propaganda work used to enforce Kashgar resettlement

  • Fri, 06/26/2009 - 12:00

An official document[1] reviewed by the Uyghur American Association (UAA) lays out the importance of local officials’ propaganda work in the process of resettling residents of Kashgar’s Old City.

Uyghurs, women need not apply for government jobs in East Turkestan

  • Thu, 06/25/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that the Chinese government is promoting ethnic and gender discrimination in hiring practices in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR, in northwest China) at the same time it promotes an official policy of “sustainable economic development and harmonious ethnic relations.”

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.

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