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The Uyghur American Association expresses concern at massive build up of Chinese security forces in East Turkestan

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:01

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) warns the Chinese government to cease its fiery rhetoric regarding incidents in Hotan and Lukchun and to end the excessive build up of security forces in the region.

The Uyghur American Association calls on the Chinese government to substantiate terror claims with an open and independent investigation

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:37

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on Chinese government claims that the June 26, 2013 incident in Lukchun was an act of terrorism until an independent verification of events is available. UAA is unequivocally opposed to any form of violence and condemns all violent actions.

Uyghur American Association Urges Caution on Details of June 26, 2013 Turpan Incident

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 15:10

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges the international community to exercise caution over details of an alleged attack that occurred in Lukchun Township, Pichan County on June 26, 2013.

Harsh sentencing of Uyghurs sends message of fear before fourth anniversary of July 5, 2009 unrest

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 16:48

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses condemnation at the sentencing of 19 Uyghurs in Kizilsu, Aksu, Turpan and Karghilik on a number of charges, including terror related accusations, related to information gathered, stored and disseminated electronically.

The Uyghur American Association honors the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:00

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June 4, 2013, 3:00 pm EST

UAA and NED Joint Panel Discussion on Uyghur Religious Freedom, Wednesday 5/29 on Capitol Hill"

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:30

Uyghur American Association and National Endowment for Democracy Jointly present a Panel Discussion on Sacred Right Defiled: China's Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

UAA commemorates World Press Freedom Day

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:35

As people across the globe commemorate World Press Freedom Day, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) reminds the international community of the egregious human rights abuses faced by Uyghur journalists and the absence of open reporting in East Turkestan.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:00

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Unlawful house search and arbitrary use of lethal force results nearly two dozen deaths in Kashgar

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 21:32

Official Chinese media reports of a violent clash on Tuesday between Chinese security forces and Uyghurs suspected of “plotting terrorism” gathered in a house resulting the death of 21 people should be viewed with extreme caution given the lack of available details and independent verification of Chinese sources.

Uyghur American Association condemns sentences handed down to 20 Uyghurs

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:40

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of 20 Uyghurs on charges of separatism and terrorism at five hearings in Kashgar and Bayingolin Prefectures.


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