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Dec 23, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the latest sentencing of 22 Uyghurs in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.

Dec 18, 2009



The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has learned that 20 of the Uyghurs who sought refuge in Cambodia, out of an original group of 22, are being held at a detention center in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, and have been told that they are facing imminent deportation to China.

Dec 4, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the situation of 22 Uyghurs seeking refuge in Cambodia who fled China in the wake of unrest in East Turkestan in July.

Dec 3, 2009

WUC and UAA condemn in the strongest possible terms the sentencing of five Uyghur men to death in connection with unrest that broke out following a police crackdown on peaceful Uyghur protesters on July 5, 2009 in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.

Nov 13, 2009

The Uyghur American Association thanks the U.S. government for expressing concern over the recent executions of nine people in Urumchi, and calls upon President Obama to reiterate this concern on his forthcoming trip to China, beginning November 16.

Nov 9, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the executions of nine men in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.

Nov 4, 2009

The UAA calls for investigation into a report that Uyghur prosecutors initially selected to preside over the cases related to July 5, 2009 unrest in the regional capital of Urumchi in East Turkestan were removed from their duties because of alleged ethnic bias.

Nov 3, 2009

The UAA condemns Chinese authorities’ launching of a "strike hard" campaign aimed at carrying out further detentions of Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

Oct 30, 2009

The UAA expresses profound disappointment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Higher People’s Court’s ruling upholding of the sentences of 21 defendants convicted of charges related to the July 5 unrest in the regional capital of Urumchi.

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