Press Releases

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.

Suicide underlines plight of Uyghur refugees

  • Fri, 12/30/2005 - 11:00

Burhan Zunun, a Uyghur from Ghulja in East Turkistan, died at mid-day on December 29 in hospital in Denmark, apparently as a result of injuries sustained during an attempted suicide in police detention on Christmas Day.

Judge Robertson rules indefinite detention of Uyghur detainees is unlawful

  • Fri, 12/23/2005 - 11:00

In a decision issued December 22, District Judge James Robertson ruled that the imprisonment of the Uyghur detainees, Abu Bakker Qassim and A’del Abdul Al Hakim at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is unlawful.

Uyghur Guantanamo Detainees' Future Uncertain

  • Thu, 12/22/2005 - 11:00

The US Senate yesterday approved final versions of the Defense Authorization and Appropriations bills, both containing measures meant to clarify the procedures for reviewing the status of Guantanamo detainees. However, the wording of the bills is so ambiguous that the fate of the Uyghur detainees and their future legal reviews remain uncertain.

the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture in the PRC

  • Mon, 12/05/2005 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) today welcomed initial comments by Dr Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, on his mission to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

UAA Statement of the Chinese Government plans for Western Development

  • Sun, 08/22/2004 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association is concerned about Chinese government plans to develop the so-called 'western regions of China.'