Press Releases

Caution urged over recent Chinese government allegations of Uyghur terrorism

  • Wed, 06/03/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges extreme caution over allegations of organized Uyghur terror made recently in official Chinese media.

UAA expresses support for victims of Tiananmen massacre

  • Wed, 06/03/2009 - 12:00

On the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses support for the massacre’s victims.

Third General Assembly of the World Uyghur Congress to be held in Washington, DC

  • Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:00

On behalf of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Uyghur American Association would like to announce the convening of the Third General Assembly of the WUC in Washington, DC from Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.

UAA protests extradition of nine Uyghurs from Pakistan to China

  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about reports that nine Uyghurs have been extradited from Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Dragon Fighter: One Woman's Epic Struggle for Peace with China by Rebiya Kadeer

  • Thu, 04/23/2009 - 12:00

Dragon Fighter is about speaking truth to power. It details Ms. Kadeer’s exceptional life as a self-made millionaire and philanthropist turned political prisoner and later exiled activist; against the backdrop of decades of tumultuous political and social changes in East Turkestan, it also chronicles the experiences of the Uyghur population under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Uyghur American Association condemns the executions of Abdurahman Azat and Kurbanjan Hemit

  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the executions of 34-year-old Abdurahman Azat and 29-year-old Kurbanjan Hemit in Kashgar, East Turkestan.

Security forces clamp down in Kashgar and Hotan on the eve of sensitive anniversary

  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 12:00

An intensive security clampdown is currently underway in the predominantly Uyghur cities of Kashgar and Hotan, in the southern part of East Turkestan, according to local Uyghurs, official Chinese media reports and Western news reports.

Uyghur American Association condemns demolition of Kashgar Old City

  • Tue, 03/24/2009 - 12:00

The UAA condemns the demolition of traditional Uyghur buildings in Kashgar Old City, an initiative that will eradicate an ancient, irreplaceable center of Uyghur culture.

Uyghur American Association condemns demolition of Kashgar Old City

  • Tue, 03/24/2009 - 12:00

The UAA condemns the demolition of traditional Uyghur buildings in Kashgar Old City, an initiative that will eradicate an ancient, irreplaceable center of Uyghur culture.

Uyghur American Association welcomes Attorney General Holder's remarks on the possibility of releasing Guantanamo Uyghurs into the United States

  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association welcomes Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks regarding the possibility of freeing the 17 Uyghur detainees at Guantanamo into the United States.

Pages