World Uyghur Congress: Our position

Modern Diplomacy, 10 November 2016

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Modern Diplomacy — The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would like to address some serious mischaracterizations of our organization in recent days, namely in an article by Giancarlo Elia Valori that appeared in Modern Diplomacy – an online news and commentary website. We wish to confront a number of the claims made by the author considering that we have encountered disingenuous allegations in the past and we find it necessary to respond clearly and openly in what follows.

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1500 gather for Tibet Solidarity Rally in Geneva

The Tibet Post, 21 September 2016

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Tibet Post — Over 1500 Tibetans gathered for the ‘Tibet Solidarity Rally for Freedom of Religion and Human Rights’ in Geneva, Switzerland on September 16th, 2016. Local Tibetans and supporters from Tibetan advocacy groups gathered in front of the UN Building in Geneva, which coincided with the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council currently in session in order to highlight the worsening situation of human rights in Tibetan and East Turkestan under the Peoples Republic of China.

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World Uyghur Congress Holds Successful Demonstration at the UN, Geneva

Press Release – For immediate release
19 September 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

photo-2-straightThe World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein held a successful  demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland, last Friday, September 16th. The group was made up of around 2000 people who marched from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations to highlight ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghurs and the Tibetans in China.

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WUC Joint Demonstration — UN: Stop China’s Violations of Freedom of Religion in Tibet & East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
2 September 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet will be holding a demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland, from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations beginning at 11:00 on September 16th.

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The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns Uyghur participation with so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

Press Release – For immediate release
8 August 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

press_release_imageThe World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in light of recent evidence, unreservedly condemns the inexcusable actions by Uyghurs who have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). A recent report by New America has regrettably shown that at least 114 Uyghurs were registered with the group between 2013 and 2014. The WUC is saddened by these developments and openly discourages and condemns violence in any form both on clear moral grounds as well as its capacity to undermine the cause of the majority of peaceful Uyghur activists and all Uyghurs living in East Turkestan today.

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Open Discrimination Targets Uyghurs Ahead of G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China

Press Release – For immediate release
5 August 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress is deeply concerned about open discrimination against the Uyghur population ahead of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China after a printed notice surfaced online offering cash rewards for reporting the presence of Uyghurs to police. Any government that sanctions this type of behaviour from its officials should not be fit to chair and host a meeting representing some of the world’s most powerful states whose decisions shape global economic development.

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