Press Releases

Rebiya Kadeer meets with President Bush at the White House

  • Wed, 07/30/2008 - 12:00

On July 29th at the White House, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer met with President George W. Bush, together with four other human rights leaders, to discuss the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Rebiya Kadeer expresses her wish for a peaceful Beijing Olympics, and urges Beijing to cease its harsh repression of Uyghurs

  • Fri, 07/18/2008 - 12:00

With the Beijing Olympics only three weeks away, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns Chinese authorities' recent intense crackdown on the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

PRC uses unsubstantiated Olympic "terror plot" claims to justify killings

  • Fri, 07/11/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) strongly protests Chinese authorities’ recent use of terrorist allegations to justify the persecution of Uyghurs, including the execution and killing of Uyghurs, in East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Five Uyghurs killed in raid in Urumchi; Uyghurs executed in Kashgar after mass sentencing rally

  • Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:00

According to Chinese state media reports, five Uyghurs were shot to death by police in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) on July 9.

Uyghurs face sentencing, possible death penalty on Olympics-related charges

  • Sat, 06/21/2008 - 12:00

According to the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a total of 65 Uyghurs convicted on Olympics-related charges are due to be sentenced in late June in East Turkistan.

Soldiers, security checks and arrests- the Olympic torch in East Turkistan

  • Tue, 06/17/2008 - 12:00

As the Olympic torch passes through East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), leaving the regional capital of Urumchi today and arriving tomorrow in the southern city of Kashgar, the Uyghur American Association laments the discrepancy between the peace and freedom the torch is meant to symbolize and the harsh repression carried out on the Uyghur people.

UAA urges PRC to adhere to international legal norms

  • Fri, 03/28/2008 - 12:00

The People's Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of Public Security has released the name of the woman arrested in a March 7 incident involving a passenger airplane flying from Urumchi to Beijing.

Uyghur Democratic Leader Rebiya Kadeer expresses full support and solidarity to the Tibetan people

  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 12:00

The President of the Uyghur American Association and Nobel Prize Nominee, Rebiya Kadeer, today expressed the full support and solidarity of the Uyghur people with the Tibetans in light of the brutal crackdown on Tibetan monks and nuns. As the family of nations prepares to gather for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing has tainted the Olympics with the blood of innocent people.

State Department report highlights human rights abuses against Uyghurs

  • Wed, 03/12/2008 - 12:00

A US State Department report released yesterday draws attention to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government’s continuing and serious human rights abuses against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR by PRC authorities).

PRC continues to exaggerate "terror" threat

  • Tue, 03/11/2008 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association is gravely concerned that People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials have been exaggerating the threat of domestic terrorist activity as an excuse to intensify their ongoing campaign of repression against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR by PRC authorities).

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