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.
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.
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.
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.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.