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Apr 15, 2016

United States government report describes a range of serious violations indicating deteriorating human rights conditions in East Turkestan over

DON’T HAVE A GUN, I have only my mouth and my tears, and you cannot control them”—Patigul Ghulam
Apr 4, 2016

Uyghur mother targeted for seeking information on her son forcibly disappeared by Chinese police after Urumchi unrest in 2009

Mar 30, 2016

President Obama must remind China of its human rights obligations to the Uyghur people during alleged counter-terror measures

Feb 3, 2016

On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an end to religious repression and ethnic discrimination in the city. 

Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.
Feb 1, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sep 21, 2015

China should immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti

Sep 10, 2015

Uyghur American Association remembers victims of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and condemns terrorism

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