Press Releases

Chinese government proposals intended as collective punishment, further marginalize the Uyghur people in southern East Turkestan

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:30

Birth control and “anti-terror” city proposals are ill conceived and target ordinary Uyghurs

Chinese CH-4 UAV

Uyghur American Association extremely concerned over the deployment of drones in Yarkent

  • Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:01

China: Scale back militarization of East Turkestan; treat Uyghurs as equals, not state enemies

Bus ban in Karamay treats Uyghurs as second class citizens and demonstrates open discrimination

  • Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:13

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is alarmed at a report that Uyghurs will be advised against boarding public buses in the city of Karamay as part of a campaign to discourage five types of appearance.

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 American Association appalled at separatism charges leveled against Ilham Tohti

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:50

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the indictment of Ilham Tohti on formal charges of “separatism” and calls on the Chinese government to end its disgraceful persecution of the Uyghur scholar and his family.

UAA Condemns State Violence against Uyghur Civilians in Elishku Township

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:06

The Uyghur American Association unequivocally condemns the use of excessive state violence used against Uyghurs on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Elishku Township, Yarkent County.

UN Working Group says China's deprivation of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti's liberty arbitrary

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:04

Working Group calls on China to immediately release Ilham Tohti and grant compensation

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Uyghur American Association calls on Secretary Kerry to raise Uyghur human rights concerns at U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

  • Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:49

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) asks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise Uyghur human rights issues with Chinese counterparts at the July 9-10 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Photos of some of the missing Uyghurs. 1st row, left to right: Abdurehim Sidiq, Amantay Jumetay, Eysajan Memet, Nabi Eli. 2nd row, left to right: Abahun Sopur, Tursunjan Tohti, Zakir Memet, Muhter Mehet. 3rd row, left to right: Alim Abdurehim, Alim Helaji, Memetabla Abdurehim, Yusup Turghun.

UAA Calls for Accountability for the Dead and Missing Five Years after July 5 Urumchi Unrest

  • Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:44

International community must seek answers from China about the events of July 5, 2009 and condemn current crackdown.

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.