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Alim A. Seytoff
President of Uyghur American Association (UAA)
Mr. Alim A. Seytoff, Esq. is the President of Uyghur American Association (UAA) based in Washington, DC. He is also the Director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP). Mr. Seytoff is one of the most prominent advocates worldwide for human rights in East Turkestan. He has been campaigning for the human rights and religious freedom of the Uyghur people since he came to the United States in 1996.
Mr. Seytoff has written many articles on the political situation in East Turkestan. He has published in a number of journals including the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Huffington Post, Index on Censorship, and China Rights Forum. He is frequently interviewed and/or quoted by BBC World Service, Al-Jazeera, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, WNYC, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Weekly Standard, the Toronto Sun, the Australian, Al-Ahram Weekly, and the newswires.
Mr. Seytoff testified many times before the U.S. Congress and briefed U.S. State Department officials on the situation in East Turkestan. Mr. Seytoff holds a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies from Xinjiang University, and another B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Adventist University. He has an M.A. degree in Public Policy from the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. Mr. Seytoff has received his J.D. degree from Regent University in 2006.