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The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, Inc. (“ETNAM”), is a DC nonprofit corporation. Its E.I. Number is 83-0890186. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has ruled that ETNAM is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Charitable donations to ETNAM are tax-deductible to donors to the extent permitted under section 170 of the Code.

ETNAM is a nonviolent international political and human rights organization that seeks to restore the independence of East Turkistan in order to safeguard the freedoms and human rights of East Turkistan’s people. We promote and protect their fundamental rights and freedoms, and we strive to uphold the national interests of the Uyghur nation, and all other peoples of East Turkistan (Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, & others), both within East Turkistan and abroad. Democracy, Human Rights, and Independence for East Turkistan and its people are our objectives, and our main goal is to establish unity, democratic values, and compassion among our people, so that we can restore our Republic of East Turkistan in accordance with international laws.


From its very inception ETNAM emerged as an active force with clear aims and objectives. It also served as a catalyst to bring out certain reforms and changes within the East Turkistan / Uyghur community so as to enhance the development of truly democratic society. ETNAM therefore, sees itself as an instrument.

Being a nonviolent political and human rights movement, activities of ETNAM is not restricted just to its members, as it also receives the active support of all East Turkistanis (Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, and Tatars) and their supporters– young and old, men and women, intellectuals, business-owners , religious scholars and lay.


  • We will nonviolently strive to restore our independent state of East Turkistan.
  • We will actively strive to preserve our culture, language, religion, and history by utilizing all available opportunities and resources
  • We will actively cooperate with all states (governments), organizations, and individuals who wish to help free our nation from Chinese oppression and occupation.
  • We will actively strive to instill human rights, democracy religious freedom and patriotism within our nation.
  • We will actively strive to create compassion, justice, and unity among our nation and work together to stand up against Chinese oppression.


  • Without having our Independence, we cannot truly have human rights! Without our freedom, there cannot be any justice
  • Without having our Independence, we cannot guarantee our human rights
  • Prioritize the survival and overall interest of our nation (National Interest)
  • Be open, honest, and accountable
  • Position our youth as the vanguard of our nation
  • Promote and protect national unity and integrity by giving up all distinctions based on religion, regionalism or status
  • Produce solutions and be diligent
  • Have concrete objectives and stay focused
  • Uphold and promote democracy, education, human rights, and religious freedom
  • Uphold, promote, and respect our culture
  • Encourage patriotism in all fields