Press Releases

Eyewitnesses give alternative account of incident in Siriqbuya on November 16

  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 22:38

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on the Chinese authorities’ version of a deadly incident in Siriqbuya township on November 16.

A child at an Internet cafe in Urumqi

New Internet measures indicate increased curbs on Uyghur freedom of speech

  • Tue, 10/08/2013 - 20:51

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the targeting of Uyghurs in East Turkestan over their online activity.

Same Mistakes, No Real Solutions From Beijing’s Misguided 2013 Xinjiang Work Forum

  • Tue, 09/24/2013 - 20:47

Chinese state media announced today that the fourth meeting of the “Xinjiang Work Forum” took place on September 23-24, 2013 in Beijing.

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi's Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare

  • Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:06

Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria, a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the events of late August and early September 2009 in which a series of alleged pinprick attacks shook the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi.

UAA commemorates 9/11

  • Mon, 09/09/2013 - 20:19

On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of innocent lives at hands of terrorism.

The Uyghur American Association condemns Chinese escalating state violence against Uyghurs demonstrated in recent Yilkiqi incident

  • Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:47

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the August 20, 2013 killing of 22 Uyghurs in Yilkiqi, Kargilik County by Chinese authorities.


  • Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:42


UAA Condemns Shootings by Police During Religious Celebration

  • Wed, 08/14/2013 - 20:29

Uyghur American Association slams Beijing for opening fire on a Uyghur crowd ahead of Ramadan.

UAA Urges China to Disclose Identities in Latest Round of Administrative Detentions for “Spreading Rumors” in East Turkestan

  • Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

A new report from Chinese state media’s English-language Global Times yesterday states that 72 people were sentenced to administrative detention for spreading rumors online in a little over two weeks

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi

  • Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:29

A new report from the UHRP, To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the PRC in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.