Italian Politicians Call on Parliament to Explain Uyghur Exile Leader’s Detention

Radio Free Asia, 10 August 2017

By Alim Seytoff – Three Italian politicians called on both houses of Italy’s parliament last week to explain why the leader of a prominent Uyghur exile association was detained on July 26 by a special unit of the Italian police at the time of a human rights conference, and to say how Italy plans to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Italian Politicians Inquire About Uyghur HR Activist Detainment

UNPO, 8 August 2017

By UNPO – Following the detention and denial of entry into the Italian Senate of Mr Dolkun Isa – Vice-President of the United Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, Senators Luigi Compagna and Luigi Manconi, together with Italian Member of Parliament Roberto Rampi, submitted 2 questions to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate to inquire about the Italian point of view on this abuse of the Interpol “red alert” which prevented Mr Isa from practicing his freedom of expression.

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UNPO Condemns Uyghur Human Rights Activist’s Prevention From Entering Italian Senate

UNPO, 28 July 2017

On 26 July 2017, Mr Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress and UNPO Member, was arrested by 15-20 General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) officers outside the entrance of the Italian Senate. Mr Isa was scheduled to speak at a conference organised by UNPO in collaboration with the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and hosted by Senator Luigi Compagna, entitled ‘’SOS Rule of Law: The Uyghur Emergency’’.

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Exiled Uighur group condemns Italy’s detention of its general secretary

Reuters, 28 July 2017

Reuters – A prominent Uighur exile was detained briefly by police in Italy, his organization said on Friday, calling on the European Union to investigate whether China had pressured Italian authorities to take action.

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Italy Detained , Secretary General of Uyghur in Rome at “China Request”

Bolan Times, 28 July 2017

By Bolan Times — Italian Government detained famous Uyghur Secretary General Dolkun Isa on Wednesday in Rome at “Chinese Request ”.

Dollkin Isa ,Secretary General Uyghur , reached Rome to attend a Press Conference which was going to be held in senate Building of Italy.

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Police in Italy Detain Uyghur Exile Group Leader at China’s Behest

Radio Free Asia, 28 July 2017

By Alim Seytoff — One of the top leaders of a prominent Uyghur exile association was detained at the behest of China’s government by a special unit of the Italian police while preparing to speak about restrictions his ethnic group faces at a press conference in Rome, he said following his release on Wednesday.

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Resolution of the World Uyghur Congress Steering Committee to Convene Extraordinary General Assembly

Press Release – For immediate release
6 July 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or

On June 23, 2017, Ms. Rabiya Kadeer’s proposed to convene an Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). The WUC Steering Committee called a meeting and approved four important propositions and assigned the general secretariat to come up with a plan on the date and location of the General Assembly.

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Weekly Brief June 30th

World Uyghur Congress, 30 June 2017

World Uyghur Congress Attends UNPO’s 13th General Assembly in Edinburgh

World Uyghur Congress General Secretary, Dolkun Isa, and former WUC President, Erkin Alptekin, represented the WUC at the 13th General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization in Edinburgh, Scotland. The General Assembly lasted from June 26th – June 28th and provided a critical platform for dialogue between UNPO members. Representatives of unrepresented groups from all over the world had the opportunity to discuss the common struggles they face and how to collectively advocate for self-determination and respect for human rights.

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