Press Releases

UAA Condemns State Violence against Uyghur Civilians in Elishku Township

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:06

The Uyghur American Association unequivocally condemns the use of excessive state violence used against Uyghurs on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Elishku Township, Yarkent County.

UN Working Group says China's deprivation of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti's liberty arbitrary

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:04

Working Group calls on China to immediately release Ilham Tohti and grant compensation

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Uyghur American Association calls on Secretary Kerry to raise Uyghur human rights concerns at U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

  • Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:49

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) asks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise Uyghur human rights issues with Chinese counterparts at the July 9-10 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Photos of some of the missing Uyghurs. 1st row, left to right: Abdurehim Sidiq, Amantay Jumetay, Eysajan Memet, Nabi Eli. 2nd row, left to right: Abahun Sopur, Tursunjan Tohti, Zakir Memet, Muhter Mehet. 3rd row, left to right: Alim Abdurehim, Alim Helaji, Memetabla Abdurehim, Yusup Turghun.

UAA Calls for Accountability for the Dead and Missing Five Years after July 5 Urumchi Unrest

  • Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:44

International community must seek answers from China about the events of July 5, 2009 and condemn current crackdown.

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelur

Condition of Ilham Tohti’s detention a human rights violation

  • Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:27

China must allow proper medical treatment, drop all charges and release Ilham Toht

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 Human Rights Project alarmed at unconfirmed reports of “heavy” sentence handed down to Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:48

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at unconfirmed reports detailing the clandestine trial and sentencing of Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti.

Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:20

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project details the Chinese government’s severe restrictions placed on Uyghur Internet users.

Uyghur American Association stands with Chinese democrats as the world mourns the dead of Tiananmen Square

  • Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:52

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) stands with Chinese democrats on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings to express its support for the ideal of freedom voiced by the ordinary citizens of China 25 years ago.

State violence and intimidation of Uyghurs will exacerbate, not ease, tensions in East Turkestan

  • Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:01

Chinese officials must listen to legitimate grievances of Uyghur people to achieve lasting stability.

Uyghur girl wearing a doppa

Attempt to standardize Uyghur traditional clothing latest excessive intrusion into personal religious lives of Uyghurs

  • Fri, 05/16/2014 - 19:43

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that a regional directive regarding the standardization of traditional Uyghur clothing is an excessive intrusion into the private lives and decisions of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.