Press Releases

Chinese influence on neighboring states leads to extradition, suppression of Uyghurs

  • Wed, 07/05/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is deeply concerned about a recent spate of Uyghurs reportedly being returned to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from central and southern Asian states.

Young Uyghur Shot and Beaten to Death in Guangzhou

  • Mon, 07/03/2006 - 12:00

Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported to the organization that a young Uyghur man was shot and wounded by police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on June 19, and then beaten to death by police as he lay wounded.

Uzbekistan deports a Canadian Uyghur to a deeply uncertain fate in China

  • Mon, 06/26/2006 - 12:00

Huseyin CelilThe Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed by officials in Uzbekistan that Huseyin Celil, a Uyghur and naturalized Canadian citizen who fled China several years ago, has been sent back to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the Uzbek authorities.

Rebiya Kadeer's son tortured in detention

  • Fri, 06/23/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that Alim Abdureyim, one of Rebiya Kadeer’s sons arrested by Chinese police, has been tortured in detention. UHRP is not aware of the extent or nature of any injuries Mr Abdureyim may have sustained, but the organization is extremely concerned that he may be in need of urgent medical attention, and is at risk of further abuse.

Breaking news: Following detentions, formal charges brought against Ms Kadeer's sons

  • Wed, 06/14/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the unlawful arrest of Ms. Rebiya Kadeer’s three adult children by the Chinese government in strongest terms and demands their immediate release.

Details emerge of Uyghur political detainee suffering torture, abuse

  • Mon, 06/05/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned from a credible source details of a Uyghur man currently being tortured in a detention center in YiliPrefecture, and who has so far been denied food for three days.

Rebiya Kadeer's adult children severely beaten in front of her grandchildren

  • Thu, 06/01/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that two adult children of Rebiya Kadeer were severely beaten by police officers outside the regional capital of Urumchi on June 1. The beating was witnessed by four of Ms Kadeer’s grandchildren. Her son Ablikim Abdiriyim who suffers from a heart condition, lost consciousness and was taken to hospital where it is thought he remains.

Three of Rebiya Kadeer's children detained as US Congressional team arrive in Urumchi

  • Tue, 05/30/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that three adult children of the Uyghur human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, have been detained by police and are being refused permission to contact other family members or lawyers.

UAA STOP PRESS: Five Guantanamo Uyghurs released, already in Albania

  • Fri, 05/05/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association has just learned from the US State Department that five Uyghurs who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay have been released from US custody, and have already arrived in Albania where they are to be re-settled.

US Supreme Court faces call to release Guantanamo Uyghursc

  • Thu, 03/23/2006 - 11:00

An "amicus brief" will be filed today (March 23 2006) in the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on behalf of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), arguing for the release of two Uyghurs still detained in Guantanamo Bay.