The Uyghur American Association condemns Chinese escalating state violence against Uyghurs demonstrated in recent Yilkiqi incident

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the August 20, 2013 killing of 22 Uyghurs in Yilkiqi, Kargilik County by Chinese authorities. The incident underscores the Chinese government’s refusal to abide by international standards of human rights and is the latest in a number of deadly incidents in 2013 indicating an unacceptable escalation of repression against Uyghurs. Furthermore, UAA expresses distress over mounting state killings of Uyghurs in East Turkestan and asks the international community to view Chinese claims of terrorism made against Uyghurs with utmost skepticism…(…)


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Published Wed, 08/28/2013 , UHRP (Uighur Human Rights Project)


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