Press Releases

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.

Family members of Rebiya Kadeer ordered out of Urumchi homes

  • Wed, 08/19/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has learned that, in violation of Chinese law, the children, grandchildren, and siblings of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer who live in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan, have been ordered by Chinese government authorities to leave their homes in a trade center formerly owned by the family, which officials say will be demolished.

Uyghurs swept up in mass detentions as Chinese government steps up rhetoric

  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned over news in the official Chinese media that 319 more individuals have been arrested in Urumchi in relation to unrest that occurred on July 5.

Unrest in East Turkestan: What China is Not Telling the Media

  • Mon, 07/20/2009 - 12:00

Statement by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur democracy leader at the National Press Club on July 20, 2009

E-mail allegedly from WUC board member to Tibetans is fake

  • Wed, 07/15/2009 - 12:00

The UAA and WUC would like to clarify that an e-mail alleged to have been sent by Alim Seytoff, vice president of UAA and spokesperson of WUC, on July 14 is fake and was not sent by Mr. Seytoff. The fake e-mail calls on Tibetans to participate in worldwide protests in solidarity with Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

UAA and WUC condemn Al Qaeda statement

  • Tue, 07/14/2009 - 12:00

The UAA and the WUC are extremely disturbed by reports that the North African wing of Al Qaeda has threatened to attack Chinese workers in Africa in revenge for the deaths of Uyghurs in East Turkestan.