Press Releases

On the sixth anniversary of unrest in Urumchi, Uyghur American Association calls for transparency

  • Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:37

Uyghur families no closer to discovering truth about relatives killed and disappeared

Uyghur American Association commemorates the victims of Chinese state violence on June 4, 1989

  • Tue, 06/02/2015 - 18:54

State censorship and lack of accountability for human rights violations deny the Chinese people their democratic rights

UHRP releases report on bilingual education in East Turkestan—Uyghur Voices on Education

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:43

New report highlights assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts

Uyghur American Association commemorates Uyghur democracy leader Ms. Rebiya Kadeer’s tenth anniversary of freedom

  • Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:40

Anniversary an opportunity to refocus efforts in realizing human rights for the Uyghur people

Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:10

New report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project analyses political violence from 2013-14

Eighteenth anniversary of Ghulja Massacre highlights Chinese government pattern of state violence targeting Uyghurs

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 19:37

On the occasion of the eighteenth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the Chinese government to fully account for credible allegations of state violence used against Uyghur protestors on February 5, 1997.

On the first anniversary of his detention, the Uyghur Human Rights Project calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:17

International support imperative in securing the release of Ilham Tohti

Human Rights Day 2014: Uyghurs denied fundamental human rights as they live under deteriorating conditions

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:01

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is alarmed at the deterioration of human rights conditions for Uyghurs in East Turkestan during 2014.

Denial of Ilham Tohti’s appeal against separatism charges a travesty of justice

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:32

International community must express concern about outcome of Ilham Tohti appeal and pending trials of students

Ethnic Uighur Muslims line up beside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand, Mar. 15, 2014.

Uyghur American Association urges UNHCR and the United States to work closely with Thai government on resettlement of Uyghur refugees

  • Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:43

Under Article 3 of the Convention against Torture, Thai government should not deport Uyghur refugees