Press Releases

Aug 4, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned over news in the official Chinese media that 319 more individuals have been arrested in Urumchi in relation to unrest that occurred on July 5.

Jul 20, 2009

Statement by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur democracy leader at the National Press Club on July 20, 2009

Jul 15, 2009

The UAA and WUC would like to clarify that an e-mail alleged to have been sent by Alim Seytoff, vice president of UAA and spokesperson of WUC, on July 14 is fake and was not sent by Mr. Seytoff. The fake e-mail calls on Tibetans to participate in worldwide protests in solidarity with Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

Jul 14, 2009

The UAA and the WUC are extremely disturbed by reports that the North African wing of Al Qaeda has threatened to attack Chinese workers in Africa in revenge for the deaths of Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

Jul 12, 2009

As an illusory peace settles over Urumchi, Kashgar and other cities in East Turkestan, enforced by tens of thousands of troops and police forces, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) is deeply saddened by the rise in the official toll of both the dead and the wounded of all ethnicities that occurred during the unrest of the past week.

Jul 6, 2009

At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer delivered a statement to the press regarding recent unrest in Urumchi and other cities in East Turkestan:

Jul 5, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Chinese government’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors in Urumchi.

Jun 29, 2009

The Uyghur American Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the mob killing of two Uyghur workers and the injuring of many, mostly female, workers at a toy factory in Guangdong Province in the early morning hours of Friday, June 26.

Jun 26, 2009

On June 26, 2009, the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors recognizes the suffering of people subjected to state tyranny. On this occasion, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) would like to present a short compendium of evidence collected by the United Nations and Amnesty International on torture in East Turkestan.

Jun 26, 2009

An official document[1] reviewed by the Uyghur American Association (UAA) lays out the importance of local officials’ propaganda work in the process of resettling residents of Kashgar’s Old City.

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