Press Releases

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelur

Condition of Ilham Tohti’s detention a human rights violation

  • Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:27

China must allow proper medical treatment, drop all charges and release Ilham Toht

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

Uyghur Human Rights Project alarmed at unconfirmed reports of “heavy” sentence handed down to Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:48

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at unconfirmed reports detailing the clandestine trial and sentencing of Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti.

Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:20

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project details the Chinese government’s severe restrictions placed on Uyghur Internet users.

Uyghur American Association stands with Chinese democrats as the world mourns the dead of Tiananmen Square

  • Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:52

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) stands with Chinese democrats on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings to express its support for the ideal of freedom voiced by the ordinary citizens of China 25 years ago.

State violence and intimidation of Uyghurs will exacerbate, not ease, tensions in East Turkestan

  • Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:01

Chinese officials must listen to legitimate grievances of Uyghur people to achieve lasting stability.

Uyghur girl wearing a doppa

Attempt to standardize Uyghur traditional clothing latest excessive intrusion into personal religious lives of Uyghurs

  • Fri, 05/16/2014 - 19:43

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that a regional directive regarding the standardization of traditional Uyghur clothing is an excessive intrusion into the private lives and decisions of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

BRIEFING: China attempts to criminalize every aspect of Uyghur religious belief and practice

  • Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:38

An April 16, 2014 notice posted on the Shayar County, Aksu Prefecture government website details how informants could receive a reward for reporting on local residents exhibiting one or more of 53 proscribed behaviors.

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

The Uyghur American Association Condemns the Extrajudicial Killing of 17-Year-Old Uyghur Student Abdulbasit Ablimit

  • Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:20

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the extrajudicial killing of 17-year-old Uyghur student Abdulbasit Ablimit by police in Kelpin county, Aksu prefecture.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Uyghur American Association rejects “terror” allegations leveled at Uyghur refugees in Thailand

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:12

End unsubstantiated accusations, follow international law and resettle Uyghurs in safe third countries

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12.

Uyghur American Association urges Thai government not to return Uyghur refugees to China

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:04

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the fate of more than 200 Uyghur refugees currently detained in Hat Yai, southern Thailand.