PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress to Convene 6th General Assembly in Munich, Germany

Press Release – For immediate release
17 October 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress is pleased to announce that it will hold its 6th General Assembly from November 10-12, 2017 in Munich, Germany. The General Assembly will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday, November 10, from 10:00–12:30 at the Hotel Cristal, located at Schwanthalerstraße 36, 80336, Munich.

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World Uyghur Congress Stockholm Youth Advocacy Training Seminar Concludes

World Uyghur Congress, 16 October 2017

The World Uyghur Congress held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Stockholm, Sweden over the weekend, which brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they may contribute to the Uyghur cause.

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Uyghurs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps Forced to Express Remorse Over Travel Abroad

Radio Free Asia, 14 October 2017

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in Korla (in Chinese, Kuerle) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang region are detaining ethnic Uyghurs in re-education camps for traveling overseas and refusing to free them until they admit it was “wrong” to have left the country, according to a security official.

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China Bans Use of Uyghur, Kazakh Textbooks, Materials in Xinjiang Schools

Radio Free Asia, 14 October 2017

By Qiao Long and Yang Fan – Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned the use of ethnic minority languages in schools in at least one part of the region, RFA has learned.

A recent directive sent out by the local education bureau to schools in Yining county in Xinjiang’s Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture bans the use of any textbooks or teaching materials written in the languages of the mostly Muslim Uyghur and Kazakh ethnic groups.

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Xinjiang Authorities Jail Four Grandchildren of Party-Faithful Uyghur Former Imam

Radio Free Asia, 14 October 2017

By Alim Seytoff and Joshua Lipes – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have jailed four grandchildren of an ethnic Uyghur former imam who was once recognized by the ruling Communist Party for turning two alleged “separatists” in to the police, according to his son.

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Hotel in China’s Shenzhen Fined For Breaking Muslim Uyghur Guest Ban

Radio Free Asia, 9 October 2017

By Qiao Long and Yang Fan – Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have fined the manager of a hotel in the border city of Shenzhen for breaking a ban on ethnic minority Uyghur guests ahead of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s five-yearly congress later this month.

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Xinjiang Authorities Jail Four Grandchildren of Party-Faithful Uyghur Former Imam

Radio Free Asia, 12 October 2017

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have jailed four grandchildren of an ethnic Uyghur former imam who was once recognized by the ruling Communist Party for turning two alleged “separatists” in to the police, according to his son.

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Authorities Require Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Aksu to Get Barcodes on Their Knives

Radio Free Asia, 11 October 2017

By Kurban Niyaz – Authorities in Aksu prefecture in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have begun implementing a government policy to affix identification codes to knives belonging to Uyghurs as a futher security measure in the restive area, sources from the prefecture said.

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