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Mar 23, 2006

An "amicus brief" will be filed today (March 23 2006) in the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on behalf of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), arguing for the release of two Uyghurs still detained in Guantanamo Bay.

Dec 30, 2005

Burhan Zunun, a Uyghur from Ghulja in East Turkistan, died at mid-day on December 29 in hospital in Denmark, apparently as a result of injuries sustained during an attempted suicide in police detention on Christmas Day.

Dec 23, 2005

In a decision issued December 22, District Judge James Robertson ruled that the imprisonment of the Uyghur detainees, Abu Bakker Qassim and A’del Abdul Al Hakim at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is unlawful.

Dec 22, 2005

The US Senate yesterday approved final versions of the Defense Authorization and Appropriations bills, both containing measures meant to clarify the procedures for reviewing the status of Guantanamo detainees. However, the wording of the bills is so ambiguous that the fate of the Uyghur detainees and their future legal reviews remain uncertain.

Dec 5, 2005

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) today welcomed initial comments by Dr Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, on his mission to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Aug 22, 2004

The Uyghur American Association is concerned about Chinese government plans to develop the so-called 'western regions of China.'

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