Press Releases

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.

Two Uyghurs in Hotan sentenced to lengthy prison terms for peaceful political expression

  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 12:00

According to credible Uyghur sources within East Turkestan, two Uyghur men in the southern city of Hotan have recently been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for engaging in peaceful acts of political expression.

Top officials' remarks hint at intensified clampdown on Uyghurs

  • Fri, 03/06/2009 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is concerned that remarks made on March 6 by the governor of East Turkestan at a top Chinese parliamentary meeting indicate an intensified clampdown on the Uyghur population.

State Department 2008 Human Rights Report reveals widespread human rights abuses in East Turkestan

  • Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

The US State Department 2008 Human Rights Report, released on February 25, documents a decline in the human rights situation for the Uyghur people of East Turkestan, in the People’s Republic of China.

UAA commends delegates for addressing Uyghur human rights issues at the United Nations

  • Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:00

The UAA commends those nations who raised concerns about human rights for Uyghurs during the February 9 Universal Periodic Review interactive dialogue session focused on human rights in the People’s Republic of China .

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