The World Uyghur Congress Commemorates the 18th Anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
4 February 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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On February 5th each year, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) brings attention to the horrific events that took place on that day in 1997 that lead to the death and disappearance of hundreds of peaceful Uyghurs. 2015 marks the 18th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre, and remains a potent reminder of the capricious and unyielding power of the state to suppress all forms of dissent. It not only serves as a horrific memory, but as a symbol of the ongoing repressive policies exercised by the Chinese government in East Turkestan.

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February Newsletter

WUC, 2 February 2015

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World Uyghur Congress – The World Uyghur Congress has published its first newsletter for the month of February detailing a number of stories that have featured prominently over the last few months. The newsletter will continue monthly through 2015.

It may be viewed here.

 

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The World Uyghur Congress Calls on the International Community to Respond to Renewed Violence Perpetrated by the PRC

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

WUC-Logo2The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly denounces the killing of six Uyghurs in Kashgar on Monday and the continued violence perpetrated by Chinese security forces and police. The events followed a well-known narrative supplied by state-controlled media who reported that all those killed were involved in a “terrorist incident”, though these reports could not be independently verified. The WUC condemns what may be another example of the extrajudicial killing of civilians in East Turkestan, something that has been rampant over the past year.

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Turkey should look after Uighur Turks in Thailand, says head of Uighurs

RFA, 22 December 2014

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Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uighur Congress, says Turkey should lend a helping hand to the 290 Uighur Turks that are kept in camps in Thailand and face execution if they are returned back to China, from where they came.

By Muammer Elveren – Turkey should look after the 290 Uighur Turks who are being kept in a camp in Thailand and face the possibility of being executed if returned to China, said the president of the World Uighur Congress (WUC) Rebiya Kadeer.

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China Tightens Security Ahead of Christmas, New Year in Xinjiang

RFA, 18 December 2014

37898277-ee27-4831-90c9-56c91fb93921RFA Uyghur Service – Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang are tightening security in the regional capital ahead of Christmas, with new restrictions in force in mosques and among the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

“Police in Urumqi having been carrying out a campaign of checks and searches in the run-up to Christmas and New Year,” Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC), told RFA on Thursday.

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Uyghurs Demand Inherent Dignity and Respect on this 64th World Human Rights Day

Press Release – For immediate release
10 December 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress, while commemorating the 64th International Human Rights Day, would like to call attention to China’s alarmingly opaque justice system and calls on China to immediately put a stop to its capricious use of the death penalty.

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WUC Youth Seminar Begins in Geneva

WUC, 24 November 2014

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Geneva, Switzerland – The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

The seminar (United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities for Uyghur People) began today in Geneva Switzerland. Opening statements were made by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer as well as the president of Geneva for Human Rights, Mr. Adrien Zoller regarding the situation in East Turkestan as well some first steps towards resolving the issues there.

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Announcement of the Seminar Agenda

21 November 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights has organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

Please click here to download the Agenda of the Seminar.

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