Press Releases

A “Life or Death Struggle” in East Turkestan; Uyghurs face unprecedented persecution in post-Olympic period

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 04:00

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines sweeping security measures being targeted at Uyghurs in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR) following a series of violent attacks that took place prior to and during the Beijing Olympics."

China's Olympic success warrants fulfillment of human rights improvements

  • Mon, 08/25/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) welcomes the successful and peaceful conclusion of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China on August 24, 2008.

The Uyghur American Association warns of fierce repression in post-Olympic East Turkestan

  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that recent comments made by Wang Lequan signal an upcoming period of fierce repression against Uyghurs across the People’s Republic of China (PRC), particularly in East Turkestan, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Uyghur American Association condemns message of terror video

  • Sat, 08/09/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) resolutely condemns the message delivered in a terror video just released and dated August 1, in which a man speaking in Uyghur claims to be part of the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party.

Uyghur American Association statement on Xinhua report of deadly police attack in Kashgar

  • Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00

The Xinhua News Agency reported today that 16 military police were killed in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Rebiya Kadeer meets with President Bush at the White House

  • Wed, 07/30/2008 - 12:00

On July 29th at the White House, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer met with President George W. Bush, together with four other human rights leaders, to discuss the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Rebiya Kadeer expresses her wish for a peaceful Beijing Olympics, and urges Beijing to cease its harsh repression of Uyghurs

  • Fri, 07/18/2008 - 12:00

With the Beijing Olympics only three weeks away, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns Chinese authorities' recent intense crackdown on the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

PRC uses unsubstantiated Olympic "terror plot" claims to justify killings

  • Fri, 07/11/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) strongly protests Chinese authorities’ recent use of terrorist allegations to justify the persecution of Uyghurs, including the execution and killing of Uyghurs, in East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Five Uyghurs killed in raid in Urumchi; Uyghurs executed in Kashgar after mass sentencing rally

  • Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:00

According to Chinese state media reports, five Uyghurs were shot to death by police in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) on July 9.

Uyghurs face sentencing, possible death penalty on Olympics-related charges

  • Sat, 06/21/2008 - 12:00

According to the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a total of 65 Uyghurs convicted on Olympics-related charges are due to be sentenced in late June in East Turkistan.

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