Press Releases

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.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report on the 2009 unrest in Urumchi, Can Anyone Hear Us? Voices From The 2009 Unrest In Urumchi

  • Thu, 07/05/2012 - 03:54

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report on the 2009 unrest in Urumchi, Can Anyone Hear Us? Voices From The 2009 Unrest In Urumchi

Malware originating in China targeting Uyghur activists an attempt to control Uyghur sources of information about East Turkestan

  • Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:01

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab recently announced a Mac-based Trojan originating in China has targeted Uyghur activists in an attempt to collect information about Uyghur activities conducted overseas.

Alleged hijacking in Hotan should be viewed with extreme caution

  • Fri, 06/29/2012 - 00:00

Official Chinese media reports of an alleged plane hijacking in Hotan by six Uyghurs should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details...

A new report by UHRP: Uyghur Homeland, Chinese Frontier: The Xinjiang Work Forum and Centrally Led Development

  • Wed, 06/27/2012 - 13:47

A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.

New rules issued by Hotan company discriminate against Uyghur women

  • Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

In line with an official security clampdown taking place in Hotan, a local company that leases property to businesses in the city has banned women wearing...

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