UHRP Oral History Project – Spotlight on the Ghulja Massacre

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of Ghulja, about the history of the massacre. The interview, conducted in Uyghur language, has been translated with English subtitles. Watch the video on YouTube here:

The Uyghur American Association also filmed the demonstration, featuring speeches in the Uyghur language by Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer as well as UAA President Alim Seytoff. Watch the video on YouTube here:

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We Are Uyghur: Artist Q&A with Susan Kattas

Greg Fay, Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project

We are Uyghur. Collage by Susan Kattas.
Photograph of the artwork courtesy of the artist.

Susan Kattas, a Hudson, Wisconsin-based artist, recently created a collage inspired by the Uyghurs’ cultural struggle under Chinese government repression. The collage was part of the 45th Parallel Exhibition celebrating peoples living along the 45th parallel, the line of latitude that extends from Hudson to Urumqi, capital of the Uyghur homeland of East Turkestan, and shows at the Phipps Gallery through February 9, 2014. Kattas described the piece to UHRP: Continue reading

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Watch: Uyghur Demonstration on China’s 2013 National Day

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China’s embassy in Washington, DC on September 30, 2013 to commemorate China’s National Day by calling attention to Uyghur human rights. Footage from the rally includes speakers Rebiya Kadeer and Alim Seytoff, as well as interviews with participants.

Watch the footage here:

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