Press Releases

On China's 60th National Day, Uyghurs are left out of the celebration

  • Thu, 10/01/2009 - 12:00

While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) observed the 60th anniversary of its rise to power through a massive parade in Beijing, Uyghurs thousands of miles away in East Turkestan were left mourning the brutal crackdown that has been ongoing in the region since unrest first swept the regional capital of Urumchi on July 5.

Separate and Unequal: The Status of Development in East Turkestan

  • Mon, 09/28/2009 - 04:00

October 1, 2009 will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and officials from Beijing to East Turkestan are pulling out all the stops to ensure that no discord mars the scripted celebrations that will take place.

Statement from World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer regarding remarks of Taiwan Interior Minister Chiang Yi-hua

  • Fri, 09/25/2009 - 12:00

On September 25, the government of Taiwan announced that it would ban a proposed visit by Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer to the island.

UAA expresses concern over Shaoguan indictments

  • Thu, 09/24/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that the indictment of only eleven Han Chinese suspects involved in an attack on Uyghur workers at a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong indicates a favorable approach in civil unrest cases toward ethnic Han Chinese by Chinese criminal and judicial authorities.

South Korean detention of Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa raises concern over Chinese influence on peaceful Uyghur activities

  • Fri, 09/18/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) welcomes the safe return of Uyghur human rights activist Dolkun Isa to Germany following South Korea’s refusal to let Isa, a German citizen, enter the country on September 15. Isa had traveled to Seoul in order to attend a private conference organized by the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA).

Uyghur American Association expresses concern over arrest of six terror suspects in Aksu

  • Thu, 09/17/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges the international community to view with extreme skepticism terror allegations made against six suspects in Aksu, East Turkestan.

UAA mourns the victims of September 11 terror attacks

  • Fri, 09/11/2009 - 12:00

Eight years after the September 11 terror attacks, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of thousands of lives that took place on that tragic day. UAA offers its support and condolences to the friends and loved ones of the victims of September 11, and to all people around the world who have been affected by terrorism.

Uyghur American Association expresses concern over impending trials for Uyghur suspects of July unrest in Urumchi

  • Thu, 09/10/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the transparency of impending trials of Uyghurs detained in relation to the July, 2009 unrest in the East Turkestan regional capital of Urumchi.

Uyghur American Association calls on Chinese authorities to guarantee the safety of all people in East Turkestan in the wake of new unrest

  • Thu, 09/03/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on Chinese authorities to guarantee the safety of all people in East Turkestan, also known as Xinjiang, in the wake of fresh unrest in the regional capital of Urumchi.

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.