On the eve of the third meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on May 9 and 10, 2011, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to set an agenda in talks with their Chinese counterparts in which human rights progress is a prominent and robust part of the discussion.
A court in China's troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has handed down a four-and-a-half year jail term to the boss of a factory that used a group of mentally disabled people as slave labor, a labor rights group said, lamenting the light sentence.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is extremely concerned over the recent efforts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to interfere with the travel of individuals of Uyghur ethnicity to a conference titled "The Future of Uyghur People in East Turkestan."
When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Washington earlier this year he received the gracious welcome and state dinner he did not get on his first visit in 2006. He also had some tough discussions on trade, foreign exchange, national security, and human rights.
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly protests authorities' actions to prevent five Uyghur exile leaders from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from participating in an international conference in Washington, DC.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated annually on the 3rd of May, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns the ongoing violation of the right to freedom of expression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and draws the attention of the international community to the fate of imprisoned Uyghur media workers.
Authorities in Kazakhstan have blocked Uyghur exile leader Kahriman Ghojamberdi from traveling to Washington D.C. for a meeting of the World Uyghur Congress, underscoring Chinese pressure on the central Asian state.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.