Press Releases

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 .

Uyghur American Association marks the twelfth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre

  • Thu, 02/05/2009 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association commemorates the twelfth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre today, following a year in which human rights abuses spiked in East Turkestan despite promises that the Olympics would bring greater freedoms to the region.

Uyghur American Association congratulates President Obama on his inauguration

  • Wed, 01/21/2009 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) congratulates President Barack Obama on his inauguration, and wishes him all the best as he embarks upon his presidency.

Massive rise in state security arrests in East Turkestan in 2008

  • Tue, 01/06/2009 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) believes that a rise in reported arrests for terrorism, extremism and other state security charges in East Turkestan in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2008 represents a concerted campaign to stamp out all forms of dissent among Uyghurs in the region.

UHRP urges release of Uyghur students detained for organizing peaceful protest

  • Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges Chinese government authorities to release two young Uyghur students detained in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)) in relation to the organization of a peaceful protest.

UAA welcomes moves toward accepting Uyghur detainees from Guantanamo, and urges nations not to repatriate Uyghurs to China

  • Tue, 12/23/2008 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is grateful to President-Elect Barack Obama for his expressed willingness to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Uyghur American Association condemns the sentencing of two Uyghurs, Abdurahman Azat and Kurbanjan Hemit, to death

  • Wed, 12/17/2008 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the sentencing of Abdurahman Azat and Kurbanjan Hemit to death in Kashgar, East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) on terror related charges.

Uyghurs as indigenous people; a new UHRP report highlights Chinese government violations of Uyghurs' indigenous rights

  • Wed, 12/10/2008 - 03:00

As the world marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Uyghurs in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in the People’s Republic of China) continue to experience human rights abuses in nearly every aspect of their lives.

Uyghur American Association issues information for the press on the Guantanamo Uyghurs

  • Sun, 11/23/2008 - 03:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA)/Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is releasing a press kit with information for the press on the Guantanamo Uyghurs.

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