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
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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
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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
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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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WUC Commemorates 1st Anniversary of Yarkand Massacre and Urges the International Community to Respond

Press Release – For immediate release
28 July 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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On this first anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress remembers all those who were killed on July 28th, 2014 and in the days following. It has been one year since Chinese security forces violently suppressed a mass protest and we have witnessed only an escalation in discriminatory state policies that have led to the deaths of hundreds and the detention of thousands.

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The WUC Strongly Condemns Recent Return of Refugees to China from Thailand

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9 July 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is gravely concerned about the fate of upwards of 109 Uyghur refugees who were being held at a Thai detention camp in and around Bangkok, whose repatriation was recently ordered by the Chinese government. We are additionally concerned of the fate of those that remain in detention in Thailand.

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The World Uyghur Congress Commemorates the 6th Anniversary of Urumqi Unrest

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1 July 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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On the occasion of the upcoming 6th anniversary of the tragic events taking place in Urumqi in early July, 2009, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) calls on the international community to take immediate and genuine steps to address consistent and growing repression of the Uyghur people. Six years later, Uyghurs find themselves in much of the same situation in East Turkestan – state violence, harsh repression, religious and cultural intolerance and strict controls on movement remain a ubiquitous part of Uyghur life today.

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A Call to Action by the World Uyghur Congress

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Join in the Commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of the Chinese Authorities’ Brutal Killing of an Untold Number of Uyghur Protesters in Urumqi

The action calendar can be downloaded here:

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WUC Issues Open Letter to EU ahead of China-EU Summit

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

UntitledDear President Juncker & Tusk,

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) writes in light of the upcoming China-EU summit taking place on June 29, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium, to urge EU representatives to substantively raise the issue of widespread Chinese rights abuses against its population. In particular, we wish that you discuss the issue of mounting abuses perpetrated towards the Uyghur population living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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