Press Release: WUC Alarmed at Recent Uyghur Language Ban in Hotan Schools

Press Release – For immediate release
14 August  2017

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

The World Uyghur Congress is appalled by the recent decision of Hotan authorities to completely ban the Uyghur language at all education levels up to and including secondary school. The ban shows the extreme lengths at which the Chinese government is willing to go to fully assimilate the Uyghur population in East Turkestan as well as the artificial nature of the so-called “bilingual education” system.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO HALT RESTRICTIONS ON ETHNIC KAZAKHS IN EAST TURKESTAN

Press Release – For immediate release
11 August  2017

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

The World Uyghur Congress calls on the Chinese government to halt its increasing restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities native to the region and to uphold international standards in terms of fair treatment and protection for vulnerable groups. The Chinese government has begun to impose unjust restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs living in East Turkestan in particular that continue to resemble those on the Uyghur population there.

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Press Release: WUC Calls on International Community to Push Back on Chinese Efforts to Suppress Free Speech Overseas

Press Release – For immediate release
3 August 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In light of the brief detention of General Secretary, Dolkun Isa in Rome, Italy last week, the World Uyghur Congress calls on the international community to stand firmly to resist official attempts from the Chinese government to influence the actions of states and international institutions. Increasing pressure by the Chinese government on human rights defenders in recent years calls for a determined response from states who outwardly support internationally agreed upon human rights standards.

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UNPO Condemns Uyghur Human Rights Activist’s Prevention From Entering Italian Senate

UNPO, 28 July 2017

On 26 July 2017, Mr Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress and UNPO Member, was arrested by 15-20 General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) officers outside the entrance of the Italian Senate. Mr Isa was scheduled to speak at a conference organised by UNPO in collaboration with the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and hosted by Senator Luigi Compagna, entitled ‘’SOS Rule of Law: The Uyghur Emergency’’.

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World Uyghur Congress Deeply Saddened By the Death of Liu Xiaobo

Press Release – For immediate release
13 July 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress expresses its deep sadness and regret upon hearing of the death of Liu Xiaobo. Liu will forever stand as a symbol both of a wide ranging struggle for human rights and democracy as well as the relentless and repressive power of the state.

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Open Letter to G20 Leaders on Liu Xiaobo, 4 July 2017

International Tibet Network, 5 July 2017

Tibet Network — To: Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina; Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia; Michel Temer, President of Brazil; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia;

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Resolution of the World Uyghur Congress Steering Committee to Convene Extraordinary General Assembly

Press Release – For immediate release
6 July 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On June 23, 2017, Ms. Rabiya Kadeer’s proposed to convene an Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). The WUC Steering Committee called a meeting and approved four important propositions and assigned the general secretariat to come up with a plan on the date and location of the General Assembly.

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World Uyghur Congress Continues to Call for Accountability Over Disappearances 8 Years On

Press Release – For immediate release
5 July 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On the 8th anniversary of the unrest in Urumqi on July 5th, 2009, the World Uyghur Congress calls on the Chinese government to fulfill its international human rights commitments and open an independent investigation into countless disappearances. Legitimate questions continue to go unanswered, exacerbating tension and resentment among the Uyghur population in East Turkestan.

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