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

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:00

For immediate release
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.


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

For immediate release
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.


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