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Jul 6, 2009

At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer delivered a statement to the press regarding recent unrest in Urumchi and other cities in East Turkestan:

Jul 5, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Chinese government’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors in Urumchi.

Jun 29, 2009

The Uyghur American Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the mob killing of two Uyghur workers and the injuring of many, mostly female, workers at a toy factory in Guangdong Province in the early morning hours of Friday, June 26.

Jun 26, 2009

On June 26, 2009, the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors recognizes the suffering of people subjected to state tyranny. On this occasion, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) would like to present a short compendium of evidence collected by the United Nations and Amnesty International on torture in East Turkestan.

Jun 26, 2009

An official document[1] reviewed by the Uyghur American Association (UAA) lays out the importance of local officials’ propaganda work in the process of resettling residents of Kashgar’s Old City.

Jun 25, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that the Chinese government is promoting ethnic and gender discrimination in hiring practices in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR, in northwest China) at the same time it promotes an official policy of “sustainable economic development and harmonious ethnic relations.”

Jun 22, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is extremely disturbed about the demolition of Kashgar’s Old City, the home of more than 200,000 Uyghurs and an ancient cradle of traditional Uyghur culture, which appears to be reaching a critical and irreversible stage.

Jun 22, 2009

Hollywood filmmaker Marc Forster today expressed his concern over the destruction of Kashgar's Old City.

Jun 12, 2009

According to a press release issued by the China Aid Association, on May 10, authorities in Urumchi, the capital of East Turkestan arrested and detained seven Uyghur students belonging to a student religious group.

Jun 11, 2009

The Uyghur American Association welcomes the news that four Uyghur men, who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center since 2002, have been transferred to Bermuda.

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