Press Releases

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.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

  • Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:07

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Unlawful house search and arbitrary use of lethal force results nearly two dozen deaths in Kashgar

  • Wed, 04/24/2013 - 20:39

Official Chinese media reports of a violent clash on Tuesday between Chinese security forces and Uyghurs suspected of “plotting terrorism” gathered in a house resulting the death of 21 people should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details and independent verification of Chinese sources.

Uyghur American Association condemns sentences handed down to 20 Uyghurs

  • Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:45

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of 20 Uyghurs on charges of separatism and terrorism at five hearings in Kashgar and Bayingolin Prefectures.

Briefing: Refusals of passports to Uyghurs and confiscations of passports held by Uyghurs indicator of second-class status in China

  • Thu, 02/07/2013 - 22:22

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Chinese government to immediately halt all discriminatory practices regarding the issuance of passports to Uyghurs.