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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.

Oct 14, 2009
 Following an unannounced trial on October 12, the Intermediate People’s Court of Urumchi sentenced Uyghur defendants Abdukerim Abduwayit, Gheni Yusup, Abdulla Mettohti, Adil Rozi, Nureli Wuxiu’er (Hoshur) and Alim Metyusup to death on charges of murder and other crimes they were alleged to have committed during July 5 unrest in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.
Oct 5, 2009

Sixty years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), more than six decades have passed since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Oct 1, 2009

While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) observed the 60th anniversary of its rise to power through a massive parade in Beijing, Uyghurs thousands of miles away in East Turkestan were left mourning the brutal crackdown that has been ongoing in the region since unrest first swept the regional capital of Urumchi on July 5.

Sep 28, 2009

October 1, 2009 will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and officials from Beijing to East Turkestan are pulling out all the stops to ensure that no discord mars the scripted celebrations that will take place.

Sep 25, 2009

On September 25, the government of Taiwan announced that it would ban a proposed visit by Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer to the island.

Sep 24, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that the indictment of only eleven Han Chinese suspects involved in an attack on Uyghur workers at a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong indicates a favorable approach in civil unrest cases toward ethnic Han Chinese by Chinese criminal and judicial authorities.

Sep 18, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) welcomes the safe return of Uyghur human rights activist Dolkun Isa to Germany following South Korea’s refusal to let Isa, a German citizen, enter the country on September 15. Isa had traveled to Seoul in order to attend a private conference organized by the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA).

Sep 17, 2009

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) urges the international community to view with extreme skepticism terror allegations made against six suspects in Aksu, East Turkestan.


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