No Prosperity without Respect for Human Rights

For immediate release
June 4, 2007,
Contact: World Uyghur Congress:
Tel. +49 (89) 54321999, Fax: +49 (89) 54349789, contact@uyghurcongress.org
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Strengthening the Uyghur Voice

2007-05-11

Leadership Seminar outlines new avenues for Uyghur human rights activists

The Hague/Brussels, 6 – 10 May 2007:  The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) gathered more than 50 present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars to introduce  participants to the workings of key international bodies and effective nonviolent campaigning.

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

Providing Uyghur Leaders with the Means to Protect & Promote their Human Rights

7 – 10 May 2007

The Hague, the Netherlands

– Press Release –

Institutional reform is often central to plans to ensure the international community does more to protect and promote human rights across the world. True engagement with those in most need of international assistance requires however also attention to the obstacles that prevent grass-roots activists from accessing these institutions – obstacles as basic as a lack of information about these international bodies and the complex means in which they work and interact.

From 7 – 10 May 2007, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will gather present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars in The Hague, the Netherlands, where participants will be introduced to the workings of international bodies through the officials and practitioners who know them best. More than 50 Uyghur leaders and political activists from around the world will attend the event.

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Democracy & Human Rights: Uyghur Leadership Seminar in The Hague

UNPO, 3 May 2007

UNPO together with the World Uyghur Congress is organizing a seminar series in which Uyghur participants will be trained and educated in issues such as human rights, democracy, non-violent methodology and international law. The seminar for present and future Uyghur leaders starts in The Hague on Sunday 06 May 2007 with a cultural event, held in collaboration with local NGOs.

The Uyghurs are indigenous inhabitants of East Turkestan in China and are victims of ongoing repression, including culturally destructive assimilation policies and substantial restrictions on their basic freedoms. The goal of the event is to provide present and future Uyghur leaders with tools and knowledge to effectively participate in international institutions which can promote their cause and find effective ways to protect and promote their human rights.

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Human Rights and East Turkestan (Joint Statement)

Joint Statement

Human Rights and East Turkestan

[Issued 16/03/2007]

A response to concerns raised by

the Mission of the People’s Republic of China

to the European Union in the News Bulletin No. 17, 06/03/2007

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WUC Concerned over Execution of Uyghur Political Activist Ismail Semed

For Immediate Release
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
Tel: (1) 202 321-2388 (Washington), Tel: (49) 89-54321999 (Munich)
Fax: (49) 89 54349789, contact@uyghurcongress.org
February 9, 2007
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The World Uyghur Congress Urges UN to Investigate Chinese “Terror” Raid

For Immediate Release
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
Tel: (1) 202 321-2388 (Washington)
Tel: (49) 89-54321999 (Munich), Fax: (49) 89 54349789
contact@uyghurcongress.org
January 10, 2007
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The World Uyghur Congress Successfully Concludes Its Second Assembly

For immediate release
27 November 2006
Contact: General Secretariat
Tel: 089 54321999, Fax: 089 54349789, contact@uyghurcongress.org

Munich – The World Uyghur Congress has successfully held its Second Assembly from November 24 to 27 in Munich, Germany. WUC delegates from the United States, Canada, the Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan attended this assembly. Prominent Uyghur political leader and human rights activist Ms. Rebiya Kadeer was unanimously elected as the new President of World Uyghur Congress.

”I am really delighted to be elected as the new president,” said Ms. Kadeer, who is also the president of the Uyghur American Association based in Washington, DC. ”I promise that I will peacefully struggle for Uyghur people’s freedom and human rights until they have them.”

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