Press Releases

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

The Uyghur American Association requests President Obama to urge Xi Jinping for the release of Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:40

Deteriorating Uyghur human rights conditions should be raised at November 12 meeting in Beijing

Uyghur Political Prisoners – A Call for Action

  • Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:39

UHRP organizes a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Uyghur American Association president calls on China to respect its founding principles, constitution and regional ethnic autonomy laws

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:22

Uyghur American Association calls on China to respect the rule of law in East Turkestan and to practice international legal standards in the region.

Uyghur American Association condemns harsh sentencing of Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:38

Uyghur American Association condemns harsh sentencing of Ilham Tohti

Trial of Ilham Tohti on separatism charges politicized and shows Chinese state intolerance for peaceful Uyghur dissent

  • Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:35

China should immediately release Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

Uyghur American Association remembers 9/11

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:39

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States and extends its sympathies to the families of those individuals who lost their lives.

Sentencing of Uyghur linguist, Abduweli Ayup politically motivated and highlights Chinese government assault on Uyghur language

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of Uyghur linguist, Abduweli Ayup on charges of “illegal fundraising.”