Attacks that occurred over the weekend in Kashgar, together with recent unrest in the city of Hotan, have punctuated an atmosphere of fear, repression and conflict that has permeated East Turkestan in recent months.
The Uyghur American Association strongly condemns the deportation of Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel to China from Kazakhstan on May 30, 2011, and calls upon the international community to demand accountability from China regarding his whereabouts and treatment.
Twenty-two years after the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon the Chinese government to embrace democratic reforms and respect the rights of all Chinese citizens.
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.
From May 2-8, 2011 the international conference The Future of Uyghur People in East Turkestan co-sponsored by Freedom House, World Uyghur Congress (WUC), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation (IUHRDF), will take place in Washington, D.C.
On the fourteenth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on Chinese authorities to fully account for the brutal actions they took on that day and during the ensuing crackdown.
As the Obama administration hosts Chinese President Hu Jintao on a state visit, the United States must continue to press President Hu and his government to live up to their own human rights regulations and abide by universally recognized freedoms of speech and expression, particularly with regards to the Uyghur people.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.