Press Releases

Global Times report reinforces fears regarding house-to-house searches in Hotan

  • Tue, 06/19/2012 - 22:53

An official Chinese media report published on June 19 regarding a notice of impending house-to-house searches in a neighborhood of Hotan reinforces the view that Chinese authorities are

Notice informs locals of mandatory residence searches in Hotan community; police reserve the right to “use force” to enter homes

  • Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

An official notice posted in the Gujanbagh neighborhood of the Uyghur city of Hotan informs locals that police will undertake a search of every residence in the neighborhood, at the behest of higher-level authorities.

Raid on Hotan religious school reflects brutality of official Chinese policies amid crackdown on religion in East Turkestan

  • Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:00

A raid by Chinese police on a religious school in Hotan that led to the injury of 12 Uyghur children reflects the severity with which the Chinese state clamps down on religious activities outside of state control.

Chinese officials increase pressure on the imprisoned sons of Rebiya Kadeer

  • Tue, 05/29/2012 - 19:15

In a sign of increasing official pressure on the sons of Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer and her other family members in East Turkestan, Chinese authorities have forced imprisoned son Alim Abdureyim to...

A new report by UHRP- Living on the Margins: The Chinese State’s Demolition of Uyghur Communities

  • Mon, 04/02/2012 - 21:22

A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan

Top regional officials’ comments at NPC bode ill for Uyghur rights, stability of East Turkestan

  • Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:52

Remarks made by top officials in East Turkestan at the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing this week reveal a disturbing failure...

Deaths reported in Kargilik, as tensions mount in the region

  • Tue, 02/28/2012 - 19:51

The reported deaths of residents of Kargilik in Kashgar Prefecture on February 28 have taken place against a backdrop of a heavy...

As Xi Jinping visits U.S., human rights concerns must be prioritized

  • Mon, 02/13/2012 - 14:15

As the Obama administration hosts Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping during his visit to the United States, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges U.S. officials to engage in dialogue with Xi...

Uyghurs shot to death in Guma County, amid intense state-led repression

The Uyghur American Association is extremely concerned about the reported killings of seven Uyghurs on December 28 in Guma (Chinese: Pishan) County, which took place amid an official “strike hard” campaign in East Turkestan.

Two years on, deported Uyghur asylum seekers remain “disappeared”

  • Tue, 12/20/2011 - 03:00

Two  years ago this week, 20 Uyghur asylum seekers were deported from Phnom Penh, Cambodia  to an unknown fate at the hands of the Chinese government. The 20 Uyghurs,  including a pregnant woman and her two young children, were deported on  December 19, 2009 after Cambodian authorities forcibly removed them from a  safe-house.