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What is URA?

URA was founded in 2020 by its President Abdugheni Sabit and General Secretary Arslan Hidayat.

The Uyghur Revival Association (URA) sheds light upon the plight of the Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in Uyghuristan (East Turkistan), referred to by the Chinese regime as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, through advocacy. URA strives to protect the legal, political, social, religious, cultural, and economic rights of Uyghurs according to international standards of human rights.

What are URA’s goals?

URA is an Uyghur rights advocacy organisation focusing on promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs living in Chinese-occupied Uyghuristan (East Turkistan). Through our efforts, we hope to raise the Uyghur’s plight to all parts of the world in order to first free the Uyghurs from Chinese occupation and furthermore gain independence and establish and establish an independent Uyghur state.

Abdugheni Sabit is an Uyghur rights activist, from Aksu, Uyghuristan (East Turkistan) and currently resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is the President of the Uyghur Revival Association (URA), an Uyghur rights organisation which sheds light and raises awareness on the plight of Uyghurs in Chinese-occupied Uyghuristan (East Turkistan). Abdugheni is the founder of ‘Talk East Turkestan,’ the most popular Facebook page, highlighting the Uyghur’s plight in the English language. Abdugheni has been invited to share his expertise about the Uyghur’s plight by giving live studio interviews and his insights on mainstream news media outlets like the Al-Jazeera, TRT, AFP and many others.

Arslan Hidayat is an Uyghur rights activist, from Sydney, Australia and currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the General Secretary of the Uyghur Revival Association (URA), an Uyghur rights organisation which sheds light and raises awareness on the plight of Uyghurs in Chinese-occupied Uyghuristan (East Turkistan). Arslan also runs ‘Talk East Turkestan,’ the most popular Facebook page, highlighting the Uyghur’s plight in the English language. Arslan has been invited to share his expertise about the Uyghur’s plight by giving live studio interviews and his insights on mainstream news media outlets like the BBC, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, CNN, TRT WORLD, AFP and many others.

Omerjan Memtimin is an Uyghur rights activist, from Aksu, Uyghuristan (East Turkistan) and currently resides in Hilversum, the Netherlands. He is the Vice-President of the Uyghur Revival Association (URA), an Uyghur rights organisation which sheds light and raises awareness on the plight of Uyghurs in Chinese-occupied Uyghuristan (East Turkistan).