- Thu, 06/02/2011 - 12:00
Twenty-two years after the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon the Chinese government to embrace democratic reforms and respect the rights of all Chinese citizens.
American officials should press for progress on Uyghur issues during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
- Fri, 05/06/2011 - 12:00
On the eve of the third meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on May 9 and 10, 2011, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to set an agenda in talks with their Chinese counterparts in which human rights progress is a prominent and robust part of the discussion.
- Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00
From May 2-8, 2011 the international conference The Future of Uyghur People in East Turkestan co-sponsored by Freedom House, World Uyghur Congress (WUC), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation (IUHRDF), will take place in Washington, D.C.
Uyghur American Association urges U.S. delegation at the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue to raise key Uyghur concerns
- Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:00
A delegation headed by Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner will begin human rights discussions with the Chinese government in Beijing on April 27-28.
- Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:00
On the fourteenth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on Chinese authorities to fully account for the brutal actions they took on that day and during the ensuing crackdown.
- Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:00
As the Obama administration hosts Chinese President Hu Jintao on a state visit, the United States must continue to press President Hu and his government to live up to their own human rights regulations and abide by universally recognized freedoms of speech and expression, particularly with regards to the Uyghur people.
Harsh July 5 sentences highlight official attempts to silence Uyghurs and suppress information about criminal procedures
- Mon, 01/10/2011 - 11:00
Recent media reports have shed light on harsh sentences related to July 5, 2009 unrest in the city of Urumchi that are in line with Chinese officials’ aggressive campaign to silence and intimidate Uyghur voices.
- Thu, 12/16/2010 - 11:00
A year has passed since 20 Uyghur asylum seekers were deported from Cambodia on a Chinese plane under cover of darkness, and despite Chinese promises to the contrary, no information has been made public about their fates.
- Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:00
On the eve of International Human Rights Day and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on December 10, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) honors Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo and his efforts to bring human rights and the rule of law to China.
- Mon, 11/15/2010 - 11:00
As Chinese officials in East Turkestan intensify a campaign to rid the region’s schools of Uyghur language instruction under the rubric of a “bilingual education” policy, Uyghur students, parents and teachers have expressed anger over the implementation of the policy.