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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.


Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:12


The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a new Chinese Language Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:30

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February 13, 2013, 11:30 am EST

Briefing: Refusals of passports to Uyghurs and confiscations of passports held by Uyghurs indicator of second-class status in China

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 17:03

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Chinese government to immediately halt all discriminatory practices regarding the issuance of passports to Uyghurs.

Chinese government must be held accountable for February 5, 1997 massacre in Ghulja

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:15

On the sixteenth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Chinese government to fully disclose its role in the killing of Uyghur protestors in the East Turkestan city of Ghulja on February 5, 1997.

UAA/UHRP Launches Youtube Channel

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 22:12

In January 2013, the Uyghur American Association and Uyghur Human Rights Project launched a new Youtube channel. 

UAA Urges China to Immediately Release Information on Nurmemet Yasin’s Condition

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:15

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on China to immediately release information on Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin, who reportedly died over a year ago in a Chinese prison, according to Chinese legal scholar Teng Biao on Twitter two days ago.

UAA condemns harsh sentences handed down to four Uyghurs and the vilification of Uyghur democracy leader Ms. Rebiya Kadeer

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:35

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of three Uyghurs to death and one Uyghur to a life in jail in relation to alleged hijacking charges.

“It is time for the repression to end in East Turkestan.” UAA statement on Human Rights Day 2012

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 22:07

On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on newly appointed General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping, to embrace the value of universal human rights that is embodied in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to respect the rights of the Uyghur people to “freedom, justice and peace.”


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