Press Releases

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.

Uyghur American Association calls on President Obama to raise Uyghur Issues at bilateral summit with Xi Jinping

  • Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:33

The Obama Administration has begun to approach China more proactively on sensitive issues; differences over Tibet, unfair terms of trade, the environment, and cyber-security have all been publicly aired.

The Uyghur American Association honors the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre

  • Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:42

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses unequivocal support for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989.

UAA and NED Joint Panel Discussion on Uyghur Religious Freedom, Wednesday 5/29 on Capitol Hill"

  • Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:16

Uyghur American Association and National Endowment for Democracy Jointly present a Panel Discussion on Sacred Right Defiled: China's Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

UAA commemorates World Press Freedom Day

  • Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:50

As people across the globe commemorate World Press Freedom Day, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) reminds the international community of the egregious human rights abuses faced by Uyghur journalists and the absence of open reporting in East Turkestan.