Press Releases

The Uyghur Human Rights Project condemns the detention of AIDS activist Akbar Imin and calls for his immediate release

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:04

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) condemns the detention of AIDS activist Akbar Imin and calls for his immediate release.

Uyghur American Association calls for responsible commentary on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:41

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about recent speculation over alleged Uyghur involvement in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington.

U.S. State Department report details widespread human rights abuses against the Uyghur people

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:05

The Uyghur American Association commends the U.S. State Department on the findings of its 2013 Annual Report of Human Rights Practices in China.

Charges Against Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Show "No One in China Is Safe from Government"

  • Tue, 02/25/2014 - 20:55

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm upon hearing that Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism.”

Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

  • Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:56

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

Eyewitnesses give alternative account of incident in Siriqbuya on November 16

  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 22:38

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on the Chinese authorities’ version of a deadly incident in Siriqbuya township on November 16.

A child at an Internet cafe in Urumqi

New Internet measures indicate increased curbs on Uyghur freedom of speech

  • Tue, 10/08/2013 - 20:51

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the targeting of Uyghurs in East Turkestan over their online activity.

Same Mistakes, No Real Solutions From Beijing’s Misguided 2013 Xinjiang Work Forum

  • Tue, 09/24/2013 - 20:47

Chinese state media announced today that the fourth meeting of the “Xinjiang Work Forum” took place on September 23-24, 2013 in Beijing.

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi's Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

  • Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:06

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria, a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the events of late August and early September 2009 in which a series of alleged pinprick attacks shook the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi.

UAA commemorates 9/11

  • Mon, 09/09/2013 - 20:19

On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of innocent lives at hands of terrorism.

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