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Oct 8, 2008

In a landmark ruling on October 7, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina paroled the remaining seventeen Uyghurs detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States. The federal judge ordered that the Uyghurs in Guantanamo be present in Washington, DC on Friday October 10 for a hand over to the Uyghur community in the United States.

Sep 22, 2008

According to official Chinese media reports, Deputy Communist Party Secretary Nur Bakri delivered a lengthy speech on September 10 accusing Western countries of instigating terrorism, separatism and extremism in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Sep 9, 2008

In the past five weeks the media has reported at great length on a series of attacks in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region). Details on the attacks have been strictly controlled by Chinese authorities and often the only source for information is Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese government’s official news outlet.

Sep 4, 2008

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines sweeping security measures being targeted at Uyghurs in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR) following a series of violent attacks that took place prior to and during the Beijing Olympics."

Aug 25, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) welcomes the successful and peaceful conclusion of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China on August 24, 2008.

Aug 22, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that recent comments made by Wang Lequan signal an upcoming period of fierce repression against Uyghurs across the People’s Republic of China (PRC), particularly in East Turkestan, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Aug 9, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) resolutely condemns the message delivered in a terror video just released and dated August 1, in which a man speaking in Uyghur claims to be part of the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party.

Aug 4, 2008

The Xinhua News Agency reported today that 16 military police were killed in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Jul 30, 2008

On July 29th at the White House, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer met with President George W. Bush, together with four other human rights leaders, to discuss the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Jul 18, 2008

With the Beijing Olympics only three weeks away, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns Chinese authorities' recent intense crackdown on the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

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