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Jun 5, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that comments made recently by the Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Nur Bekri, are an attempt to label peaceful Uyghurs as terrorist suspects and indicate an intensification in the Chinese authorities’ campaign to marginalize the Uyghur language.

Jun 3, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges extreme caution over allegations of organized Uyghur terror made recently in official Chinese media.

Jun 3, 2009

On the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses support for the massacre’s victims.

May 11, 2009

On behalf of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Uyghur American Association would like to announce the convening of the Third General Assembly of the WUC in Washington, DC from Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.

Apr 28, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about reports that nine Uyghurs have been extradited from Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Apr 23, 2009

Dragon Fighter is about speaking truth to power. It details Ms. Kadeer’s exceptional life as a self-made millionaire and philanthropist turned political prisoner and later exiled activist; against the backdrop of decades of tumultuous political and social changes in East Turkestan, it also chronicles the experiences of the Uyghur population under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Apr 9, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the executions of 34-year-old Abdurahman Azat and 29-year-old Kurbanjan Hemit in Kashgar, East Turkestan.

Apr 8, 2009

An intensive security clampdown is currently underway in the predominantly Uyghur cities of Kashgar and Hotan, in the southern part of East Turkestan, according to local Uyghurs, official Chinese media reports and Western news reports.

Mar 24, 2009

The UAA condemns the demolition of traditional Uyghur buildings in Kashgar Old City, an initiative that will eradicate an ancient, irreplaceable center of Uyghur culture.

Mar 24, 2009

The UAA condemns the demolition of traditional Uyghur buildings in Kashgar Old City, an initiative that will eradicate an ancient, irreplaceable center of Uyghur culture.

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