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“It is time for the repression to end in East Turkestan”

“It is time for the repression to end in East Turkestan”

UAA statement on Human Rights Day 2012 Washington, UAA, Dec 10, 2012 – On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on newly appointed… Read more »

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Chinese-language version of the report on the demolitions of Uyghurs…

Chinese-language version of the report on the demolitions of Uyghurs…

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report on the demolitions of Uyghur neighborhoods, Living on the Margins: The Chinese State’s Demolition of Uyghur Communities… Read more »

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Chinese fears of “Jasmine Revolution” unrest lead to clampdown on Uyghurs

Chinese fears of “Jasmine Revolution” unrest lead to clampdown on Uyghurs

Washington, UAA, 01.03.2011 – Amidst harsh Chinese security measures to stamp out even the smallest sign of dissent in major Chinese cities, and as Chinese citizens have called for a… Read more »

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UAA condemns death sentences given to four Uyghurs

UAA condemns death sentences given to four Uyghurs

Washington, UAA, 23 Feb 2011 – The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is extremely concerned about reports that four men with Uyghur names have been sentenced to death in East Turkestan…. Read more »

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Harsh July 5 sentences highlight official attempts to silence Uyghurs and suppress information about criminal procedures

Harsh July 5 sentences highlight official attempts to silence Uyghurs and suppress information about criminal procedures

Washington, UAA, 10.01.2011 – Recent media reports have shed light on harsh sentences related to July 5, 2009 unrest in the city of Urumchi that are in line with Chinese… Read more »

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China intensifies its official push to eliminate the Uyghur language from instruction

China intensifies its official push to eliminate the Uyghur language from instruction

Washington, UAA, 15.11.2010 – As Chinese officials in East Turkestan intensify a campaign to rid the region’s schools of Uyghur language instruction under the rubric of a “bilingual education” (Chinese:… Read more »

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After Wang Lequan’s departure from East Turkestan, flawed policies remain

After Wang Lequan’s departure from East Turkestan, flawed policies remain

UAA, Washington, 27.04.2010 – On April 24, Chinese state media announced that 57-year-old Zhang Chunxian, formerly the Communist Party Secretary of Hunan Province, had been appointed to the post of… Read more »

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Media Advisory: Concern over the use of the inaccurate term "Chinese Muslim" to refer to Uyghurs

Media Advisory: Concern over the use of the inaccurate term "Chinese Muslim" to refer to Uyghurs

Washington, UAA, 02 Mar 2010 – Although the use of the term “Chinese Muslim” to describe Uyghurs has decreased somewhat in recent months as the international community has gained a… Read more »

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Four new death sentences issued in East Turkestan

Four new death sentences issued in East Turkestan

Cell phone users detained, punished for sending “harmful” text messages UAA, Washington, 27 Jan 2010 – The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the issuance on… Read more »

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Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

UAA, Washington, 14 Jan 2010 – The Uyghur American Association (UAA) fears that the near doubling of the security budget for East Turkestan, announced today in Chinese state media, will… Read more »

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Obama should reiterate U.S. concern over Uyghur issues during China trip

Obama should reiterate U.S. concern over Uyghur issues during China trip

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) thanks the U.S. government for expressing concern over the recent executions of nine people in Urumchi that were related to July 5, 2009 unrest in… Read more »

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