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Jul 11, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) strongly protests Chinese authorities’ recent use of terrorist allegations to justify the persecution of Uyghurs, including the execution and killing of Uyghurs, in East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Jul 10, 2008

According to Chinese state media reports, five Uyghurs were shot to death by police in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkistan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) on July 9.

Jun 21, 2008

According to the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a total of 65 Uyghurs convicted on Olympics-related charges are due to be sentenced in late June in East Turkistan.

Jun 17, 2008

As the Olympic torch passes through East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), leaving the regional capital of Urumchi today and arriving tomorrow in the southern city of Kashgar, the Uyghur American Association laments the discrepancy between the peace and freedom the torch is meant to symbolize and the harsh repression carried out on the Uyghur people.

Mar 28, 2008

The People's Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of Public Security has released the name of the woman arrested in a March 7 incident involving a passenger airplane flying from Urumchi to Beijing.

Mar 14, 2008

The President of the Uyghur American Association and Nobel Prize Nominee, Rebiya Kadeer, today expressed the full support and solidarity of the Uyghur people with the Tibetans in light of the brutal crackdown on Tibetan monks and nuns. As the family of nations prepares to gather for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing has tainted the Olympics with the blood of innocent people.

Mar 12, 2008

A US State Department report released yesterday draws attention to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government’s continuing and serious human rights abuses against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR by PRC authorities).

Mar 11, 2008

The Uyghur American Association is gravely concerned that People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials have been exaggerating the threat of domestic terrorist activity as an excuse to intensify their ongoing campaign of repression against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR by PRC authorities).

Feb 19, 2008

State-controlled Chinese media reports indicate that on January 27, People’s Republic of China (PRC) security forces killed two people and captured 15 others in a "terror" raid in Urumchi, the capital of East Turkestan (designated as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by PRC authorities).

Feb 8, 2008

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project examines a recently implemented People’s Republic of China (PRC) policy that recruits young Uyghur women from majority Uyghur areas of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) and transfers them to work in factories in urban areas of eastern China.

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