Press Releases

UAA and WUC condemn Al Qaeda statement

  • Tue, 07/14/2009 - 12:00

The UAA and the WUC are extremely disturbed by reports that the North African wing of Al Qaeda has threatened to attack Chinese workers in Africa in revenge for the deaths of Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

International investigation needed into death toll in East Turkestan

  • Sun, 07/12/2009 - 12:00

As an illusory peace settles over Urumchi, Kashgar and other cities in East Turkestan, enforced by tens of thousands of troops and police forces, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) is deeply saddened by the rise in the official toll of both the dead and the wounded of all ethnicities that occurred during the unrest of the past week.

Statement of Rebiya Kadeer at July 6 press conference on unrest in Urumchi

  • Mon, 07/06/2009 - 12:00

At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer delivered a statement to the press regarding recent unrest in Urumchi and other cities in East Turkestan:

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.

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