Press Releases

Chinese government confusion over trials in East Turkestan hints at politicized criminal and judicial procedures for Uyghur Urumchi unrest suspects

  • Tue, 08/25/2009 - 12:00

The UAA believes that the Chinese government’s contradictory statements on the details of trials for Uyghurs detained in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009 indicate an absence of transparency surrounding criminal and judicial procedures, as well as a process driven by political motivations.

Family members of Rebiya Kadeer ordered out of Urumchi homes

  • Wed, 08/19/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has learned that, in violation of Chinese law, the children, grandchildren, and siblings of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer who live in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan, have been ordered by Chinese government authorities to leave their homes in a trade center formerly owned by the family, which officials say will be demolished.

Uyghurs swept up in mass detentions as Chinese government steps up rhetoric

  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned over news in the official Chinese media that 319 more individuals have been arrested in Urumchi in relation to unrest that occurred on July 5.

Unrest in East Turkestan: What China is Not Telling the Media

  • Mon, 07/20/2009 - 12:00

Statement by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur democracy leader at the National Press Club on July 20, 2009

E-mail allegedly from WUC board member to Tibetans is fake

  • Wed, 07/15/2009 - 12:00

The UAA and WUC would like to clarify that an e-mail alleged to have been sent by Alim Seytoff, vice president of UAA and spokesperson of WUC, on July 14 is fake and was not sent by Mr. Seytoff. The fake e-mail calls on Tibetans to participate in worldwide protests in solidarity with Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

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.