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Aug 22, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that recent comments made by Wang Lequan signal an upcoming period of fierce repression against Uyghurs across the People’s Republic of China (PRC), particularly in East Turkestan, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Aug 9, 2008

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) resolutely condemns the message delivered in a terror video just released and dated August 1, in which a man speaking in Uyghur claims to be part of the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party.

Aug 4, 2008

The Xinhua News Agency reported today that 16 military police were killed in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

Jul 30, 2008

On July 29th at the White House, Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer met with President George W. Bush, together with four other human rights leaders, to discuss the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Jul 18, 2008

With the Beijing Olympics only three weeks away, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns Chinese authorities' recent intense crackdown on the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).

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.

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