The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at unconfirmed reports detailing the clandestine trial and sentencing of Uyghur economist, Ilham Tohti.
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) stands with Chinese democrats on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings to express its support for the ideal of freedom voiced by the ordinary citizens of China 25 years ago.
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned that a regional directive regarding the standardization of traditional Uyghur clothing is an excessive intrusion into the private lives and decisions of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan. UAA is troubled that this latest initiative by Chinese officials will label as suspicious those Uyghurs choosing to wear clothes not listed as “government approved.”
An April 16, 2014 notice posted on the Shayar County, Aksu Prefecture government website details how informants could receive a reward for reporting on local residents exhibiting one or more of 53 proscribed behaviors.
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the extrajudicial killing of 17-year-old Uyghur student Abdulbasit Ablimit by police in Kelpin county, Aksu prefecture. Ablimit was shot alongside two companions after an apparent traffic violation, and police allegedly beat and detained relatives of the victims and local Uyghurs who protested the killing.
End unsubstantiated accusations, follow international law and resettle Uyghurs in safe third countries
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is concerned about the fate of more than 200 Uyghur refugees currently detained in Hat Yai, southern Thailand. UAA calls on the Thai government to ensure the safety of the refugees by not returning them to China and by allowing the group access to UNHCR officials in order to process asylum claims.
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) condemns the detention of AIDS activist Akbar Imin and calls for his immediate release.