Press Releases

Uyghur Political Prisoners – A Call for Action

  • Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:39

UHRP organizes a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Uyghur American Association president calls on China to respect its founding principles, constitution and regional ethnic autonomy laws

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:22

Uyghur American Association calls on China to respect the rule of law in East Turkestan and to practice international legal standards in the region.

Uyghur American Association condemns harsh sentencing of Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:38

Uyghur American Association condemns harsh sentencing of Ilham Tohti

Trial of Ilham Tohti on separatism charges politicized and shows Chinese state intolerance for peaceful Uyghur dissent

  • Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:35

China should immediately release Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

Uyghur American Association remembers 9/11

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:39

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States and extends its sympathies to the families of those individuals who lost their lives.

Sentencing of Uyghur linguist, Abduweli Ayup politically motivated and highlights Chinese government assault on Uyghur language

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of Uyghur linguist, Abduweli Ayup on charges of “illegal fundraising.”

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.

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