Open letter to Ursula Gauthier & Courageous Journalists Reporting on China

For immediate release
09 January 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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To the courageous journalists in and out of China,

Reflecting on all that has transpired in relation to French journalist, Ms. Ursula Gauthier, the World Uyghur Congress would like to offer its support to all journalists who have had the courage and resilience to uncover truth and to criticise the Chinese government’s heavy handed policies towards the Uyghur community.

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COP21 Paris: China’s Failed Environment Policies Exacerbate Human Rights Abuses

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

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China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese. Paris COP21 agreement must include strong language to enshrine the protection of human rights.

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Press Release – 34th EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

EU External Action, 2 December 2015

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EU Press Release  On 30 November and 1 December 2015, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held the 34th round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Beijing. The delegation of the European Union was led by Mr Ugo Astuto, Acting Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific in the European External Action Service.

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WUC Condemns China’s Drastic Escalation in “Counter-Terror” Methods

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

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The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns China’s blatantly disproportionate use of force – in particular, it’s recent use of a flamethrower against a group of Uyghurs in East Turkestan. Such a broad escalation in the use of force is an unacceptable breach of international law in relation to adherence to human rights norms while conducting counter-terror operations.

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Uyghurs Celebrating 25 Years of the Existence of the Uyghur Community in Germany

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

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in cooperation with the East Turkestan Union in Europe (ETUU) and the Uyghur Women’s Association in Germany will mark 25 years of the existence of the Uyghur community in Germany with a cultural celebration including members of the Uyghur and Turkish communities along with German politicians and activists. The events will take place at the Kolpinghaus Convention Center in Munich, on November 14, 2015, to which all those interested in Uyghur culture are kindly invited to attend.

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The World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project Issue Alternative Report to the Committee Against Torture

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

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WUC & UHRP  Ahead of China’s review of its 5th Periodic Report to the Committee Against Torture, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have jointly submitted an alternative report for consideration by the Committee that aims to provide additional and alternative information  regarding the continued use of torture, particularly against Uyghur detainees in East Turkestan.

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Statement by the World Uyghur Congress: China Whitewashes the Historical and Current Political Reality of Uyghur People in Its 60th Anniversary White Paper on East Turkestan

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

logo-wuc-transparente (1)October 1, 2015 marks the 66th anniversary of the annexation of an independent East Turkestan Republic (ETR) by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 60th founding anniversary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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The World Uyghur Congress Calls for Transparency Over the Jailing of 45 in East Turkestan

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

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) expresses its deep concern for the 45 Uyghurs who were recently charged in East Turkestan for illegal border crossings. Trials like these are often conducted in secret without adequate due process with the state merely publicising the outcome following the sentencing procedure. We therefore call on the Chinese government to act fairly and transparently, and to reveal credible evidence ostensibly supporting these charges.

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