Press Releases

UAA commemorates World Press Freedom Day

  • Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:50

As people across the globe commemorate World Press Freedom Day, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) reminds the international community of the egregious human rights abuses faced by Uyghur journalists and the absence of open reporting in East Turkestan.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

  • Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:07

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Unlawful house search and arbitrary use of lethal force results nearly two dozen deaths in Kashgar

  • Wed, 04/24/2013 - 20:39

Official Chinese media reports of a violent clash on Tuesday between Chinese security forces and Uyghurs suspected of “plotting terrorism” gathered in a house resulting the death of 21 people should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details and independent verification of Chinese sources.

Uyghur American Association condemns sentences handed down to 20 Uyghurs

  • Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:45

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of 20 Uyghurs on charges of separatism and terrorism at five hearings in Kashgar and Bayingolin Prefectures.

Briefing: Refusals of passports to Uyghurs and confiscations of passports held by Uyghurs indicator of second-class status in China

  • Thu, 02/07/2013 - 22:22

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Chinese government to immediately halt all discriminatory practices regarding the issuance of passports to Uyghurs.

Chinese government must be held accountable for February 5, 1997 massacre in Ghulja

  • Tue, 02/05/2013 - 15:00

On the sixteenth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Chinese government to fully disclose its role in the killing of Uyghur protestors in the East Turkestan city of Ghulja on February 5, 1997.

 

UAA Urges China to Immediately Release Information on Nurmemet Yasin’s Condition

  • Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:11

UAA calls on China to immediately release information on Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin, who reportedly died over a year ago in a Chinese prison, according to Chinese legal scholar.

UAA condemns harsh sentences handed down to four Uyghurs and the vilification of Uyghur democracy leader Ms. Rebiya Kadeer

  • Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:39

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of three Uyghurs to death and one Uyghur to a life in jail in relation to alleged hijacking charges.

 

“It is time for the repression to end in East Turkestan.” UAA statement on Human Rights Day 2012

  • Sun, 12/09/2012 - 21:10

On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on newly appointed General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping, to embrace the value of universal human rights that is embodied in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to respect the rights of the Uyghur people to “freedom, justice and peace.”

Intensified Religious Repression in East Turkestan During Ramadan

  • Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:13

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that a recent intensification of restrictions on Uyghur religious expression will bring further instability to East Turkestan.

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