Press Releases

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 .

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.

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