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Mar 16, 2009

According to credible Uyghur sources within East Turkestan, two Uyghur men in the southern city of Hotan have recently been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for engaging in peaceful acts of political expression.

Mar 6, 2009

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is concerned that remarks made on March 6 by the governor of East Turkestan at a top Chinese parliamentary meeting indicate an intensified clampdown on the Uyghur population.

Feb 26, 2009

The US State Department 2008 Human Rights Report, released on February 25, documents a decline in the human rights situation for the Uyghur people of East Turkestan, in the People’s Republic of China.

Feb 10, 2009

The UAA commends those nations who raised concerns about human rights for Uyghurs during the February 9 Universal Periodic Review interactive dialogue session focused on human rights in the People’s Republic of China .

Feb 5, 2009

The Uyghur American Association commemorates the twelfth anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre today, following a year in which human rights abuses spiked in East Turkestan despite promises that the Olympics would bring greater freedoms to the region.

Jan 21, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) congratulates President Barack Obama on his inauguration, and wishes him all the best as he embarks upon his presidency.

Jan 6, 2009

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) believes that a rise in reported arrests for terrorism, extremism and other state security charges in East Turkestan in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2008 represents a concerted campaign to stamp out all forms of dissent among Uyghurs in the region.

Dec 30, 2008

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges Chinese government authorities to release two young Uyghur students detained in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)) in relation to the organization of a peaceful protest.

Dec 23, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is grateful to President-Elect Barack Obama for his expressed willingness to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Dec 17, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the sentencing of Abdurahman Azat and Kurbanjan Hemit to death in Kashgar, East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) on terror related charges.

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