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They Can't Send Me Back: Uyghur Asylum Seekers in Europe

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 04:00

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the challenges faced by Uyghur asylum seekers in Europe, and examines the reasons why they fled East Turkestan

Commemorating the victims of September 11

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 12:00

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, the Uyghur American Association mourns...

Deportation of Uyghurs from Malaysia continues a disturbing trend of states bowing to Chinese pressure

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the deportation of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia on August 18, and calls upon the international community to raise the case of the remaining Uyghur asylum seekers, who are currently in danger of being deported from Malaysia to China.

Uyghurs deported from Thailand and Pakistan- Chinese influence wins out over international law

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:00

China must account for the conditions and whereabouts of Nur Muhammed, a Uyghur handed over to Chinese officials in Thailand on August 6, and five Uyghurs, including a woman and two young children, who were forcibly repatriated to China from Pakistan on August 8.

Kashgar attacks expose deep wounds in East Turkestan

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 12:00

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.

Uyghur accounts cast doubt on Chinese report of Hotan clash

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:00

Chinese official media and Western news organizations have reported that at least four people have died in a clash in the city of Hotan, in the southern part of East Turkestan.

A city ruled by fear and silence: Urumchi, two years on

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 04:00

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the nature of post-July 5, 2009 detentions and criminal procedures in East Turkestan....

The world must demand accountability for deported Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 12:00

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. 

Tiananmen Square, 22 years on: Democracy remains beyond the reach of Chinese citizens

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 12:00

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. 

American officials should press for progress on Uyghur issues during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Fri, 05/06/2011 - 12:00

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.

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