On the eve of International Human Rights Day and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on December 10, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) honors Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo and his efforts to bring human rights and the rule of law to China.
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” policy, Uyghur students, parents and teachers have expressed anger over the implementation of the policy.
Since the release of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer from a Chinese prison in March 2005, her worldwide efforts to promote democracy and human rights for the Uyghur people have been met with an intense campaign on the part of the Chinese authorities to persecute her family members in East Turkestan.
The Uyghur American Association congratulates Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and calls upon the Chinese government to release Liu from prison, where he is serving an 11-year sentence as a result of his calls for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Nine years ago, terrorists attacked America and the freedoms America stands for. The Uyghur American Association (UAA) mourns the loss of those killed in the attack, and stands with the victims of terrorism around the globe.
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) commends a group of Chinese lawyers and scholars for issuing a letter today expressing concern about the 15-year sentence handed down recently to Uyghur journalist and blogger Gheyret Niyaz on charges of "endangering state security".
A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the unrest that took place in July and September 2009 in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) through the accounts of Uyghur eyewitnesses.
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.