WUC Marks 2nd Anniversary of Continued Silence on Yarkand Massacre in East Turkestan

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

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On July 28th, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the second anniversary of the Yarkand Massacre, in which Chinese security forces violently suppressed a mass protest, where hundreds of Uyghurs were killed and countless more arrested.

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World Uyghur Congress Concludes 5th General Assembly in Paris, France

Press Release – For immediate release 
15 July 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, under the cosponsorship of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Uyghur Association of France (Association des Ouïghours de France) successfully completed its 5th General Assembly on July 13th in Paris, France.

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World Uyghur Congress 5th General Assembly in Paris, France

Press Release – For immediate release 
1 July 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, under the co-sponsorship of the France Uyghur Community (Association des Ouïghours de France) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), will be holding its 5th General Assembly from 11-13 July in Paris, France, with a public opening ceremony to be held on 11 July, from 9:30-12:00, at the Palais du Luxembourg (15 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006).

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World Uyghur Congress Releases New Report on Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers

World Uyghur Congress, 2 June 2016

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Following extensive first hand research working directly with Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who fled to Turkey from East Turkestan, the WUC has published a comprehensive report detailing current conditions in the region as well as the narratives of those whose escape lasted many months. The report, Seeking a Place to Breathe Freely: Current Challenges Faced by Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers, offers a unique, first-hand glimpse into conditions seldom reported and scarcely heard by the international community until now.

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Escalation of Uyghur Hunger Strike in Bangkok

World Uyghur Congress, 3 June 2016

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The WUC has received some updated information regarding the group of Uyghurs who are currently in detention in Bangkok, Thailand, and on a hunger strike to protest their poor treatment, challenge the legality of their indefinite detention, and bring greater attention to their circumstances. Read the original statement here.

As previously reported, 15 Uyghurs began a hunger strike on May 31st at 15:00 local time, but that number has now reached 31 and includes all Uyghurs currently at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok.

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European Parliament Conference Launches Ilham Tohti’s Candidature for Sakharov Prize

UNPO, 27 May 2016

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UNPO  On 25 May 2016, activists and specialists convened in the European Parliament to answer the question “Does China Want Real Ethnic Harmony?” during a conference focused on the unjust imprisonment for life of Professor Ilham Tohti, a renowned Uyghur economist and writer.

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