21 September 2009

The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) deeply regrets the decision of the South Korean government to deny entry to Mr. Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress. Mr. Isa was invited by WFDA to attend its Third Biennial Meeting, which was held in Seoul on 16-18 September 2009.

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South Korean detention of Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa raises concern over Chinese influence on peaceful Uyghur activities

For immediate release
September 18, 2009, 5:45 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association +1 (202) 349 1496 
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South Korea: Dolkun Isa release welcome but authorities should not have denied him entry

Amnesty Interntional
18 September 2009


Amnesty International today welcomed the release of Dolkun Isa, the Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, ollowing his detention at Incheon International airport in Seoul, South Korea but said the authorities should not have denied him entry to the country.

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Secretary General of World Uighur Congress denied entry to South Korea

Amnesty International
17 September 2009

The South Korean authorities should immediately release Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uighur Congress, unless he is to be charged with an internationally recognized criminal offence, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

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Response to Dolkun Isa’s Arrest in South Korea (by Senitor Marco Perduca)

 Rome, 16 September 2009
To the Urgent Attention of:
H. E. Kim Joong-jae
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Italy 
Tel. 06-80.24.61
Fax 06- – 06- 
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Arrest of Mr. Dolkun Isa in South Korea

The elected General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) Mr. Dolkun Isa, on his arrival to South Korea on 15 September 2009 to attend the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) was detained by South Korean security forces. Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is shocked by this atrocity

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“China’s long arm” threatens human rights activists Prominent Uyghur human rights activist from Germany arrested in South Korea – Immediate release is called for

South Korea
Göttingen, September 16, 2009


The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) has called for the immediate release of the Uyghur human rights activist Dolkun Isa, who is being held in South Korea.

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Messages of Support and Calls for Action in Support of Uyghur Human Rights Echo As Rebiya Kadeer Concludes Brussels Visit

Friday, 4 September 2009
Brussels, Belgium

The visit of Ms. Rebiya Kadeer to Brussels has concluded amid strong public statements of support from Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

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