For immediate release
May 28, 2014, 4:30 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association +1 (202) 478 1920
The Uyghur American Association (UAA) expresses its deep concern over the Chinese government’s fierce crackdown on and systematic intimidation of the Uyghur people currently underway in East Turkestan.
According to reports in overseas and Chinese media, and in response to an announcement of a one-year “anti-terror” campaign, Chinese security forces have arrested large numbers of Uyghurs in the region. In addition, Chinese authorities conducted a mass trial of 55 Uyghurs in the border city of Ghulja on May 27, 2014. Overseas media reports cited Xinjiang party chief, Zhang Chunxian as stating the crackdown will employ “unconventional measures,” which UAA fears includes extrajudicial methods.
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