Harsh July 5 sentences highlight official attempts to silence Uyghurs and suppress information about criminal procedures
- Mon, 01/10/2011 - 11:00
Recent media reports have shed light on harsh sentences related to July 5, 2009 unrest in the city of Urumchi that are in line with Chinese officials’ aggressive campaign to silence and intimidate Uyghur voices.
- Thu, 12/16/2010 - 11:00
A year has passed since 20 Uyghur asylum seekers were deported from Cambodia on a Chinese plane under cover of darkness, and despite Chinese promises to the contrary, no information has been made public about their fates.
- Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:00
On the eve of International Human Rights Day and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on December 10, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) honors Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo and his efforts to bring human rights and the rule of law to China.
- Mon, 11/15/2010 - 11:00
As Chinese officials in East Turkestan intensify a campaign to rid the region’s schools of Uyghur language instruction under the rubric of a “bilingual education” policy, Uyghur students, parents and teachers have expressed anger over the implementation of the policy.
- Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:00
Since the release of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer from a Chinese prison in March 2005, her worldwide efforts to promote democracy and human rights for the Uyghur people have been met with an intense campaign on the part of the Chinese authorities to persecute her family members in East Turkestan.
- Fri, 10/08/2010 - 12:00
The Uyghur American Association congratulates Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and calls upon the Chinese government to release Liu from prison, where he is serving an 11-year sentence as a result of his calls for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
- Fri, 09/10/2010 - 12:00
Nine years ago, terrorists attacked America and the freedoms America stands for. The Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of those killed in the attack, and stands with the victims of terrorism around the globe.
Uyghur American Association commends Chinese intellectuals and human rights groups for their appeals on behalf of Uyghur journalist and blogger Gheyret Niyaz
- Fri, 07/30/2010 - 12:00
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) commends a group of Chinese lawyers and scholars for issuing a letter today expressing concern about the 15-year sentence handed down recently to Uyghur journalist and blogger Gheyret Niyaz on charges of "endangering state security".
- Thu, 07/29/2010 - 12:00
The Uyghur American Association strongly condemns the recent sentencing of three Uyghur webmasters, who were convicted on charges of "endangering state security".
- Fri, 07/23/2010 - 12:00
According to media reports, Uyghur journalist and webmaster Gheyret Niyaz was sentenced to 15 years in prison today (July 23) for endangering state security by speaking to foreign journalists.