Press Releases

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.

The Uyghur American Association expresses concern at massive build up of Chinese security forces in East Turkestan

  • Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:46

The Uyghur American Association warns the Chinese government to cease its fiery rhetoric regarding incidents in Hotan and Lukchun and to end the excessive build up of security forces in the region.

The Uyghur American Association calls on the Chinese government to substantiate terror claims with an open and independent investigation

  • Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:10

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on Chinese government claims that the June 26, 2013 incident in Lukchun was an act of terrorism until an independent verification of events is available. UAA is unequivocally opposed to any form of violence and condemns all violent actions.

Uyghur American Association Urges Caution on Details of June 26, 2013 Turpan Incident

  • Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:56

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges the international community to exercise caution over details of an alleged attack that occurred in Lukchun Township, Pichan County on June 26, 2013.