Uyghur Congress Welcomes the Release of Uyghur Asylum Seekers from Malaysia

World Uyghur Congress, 12 October 2018

The World Uyghur Congress welcomed the recent release of 11 Uyghur asylum seekers in Malaysia this week to a safe third country after nearly five years detained without charge in immigration detention facilities. The recent decision comes after years of purposeful indecision from Malaysian authorities, who had been under obligation to promptly deal with their cases.

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PRESS RELEASE: NUK and WUC Call on Norway to Raise Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs in Internment Camps During Official Visit to China

Press Release – For immediate release
9 October 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In anticipation of the official state visit of the Norwegian royal family, his Majesty King Harald and Queen Sonja, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and the rest of the large Norwegian deletation to China from 11-19 October 2018, the Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK) and the World Uyghur Congress strongly urges the delegation to publicly raise China’s abysmal human rights record, especially the mass arbitrary detention of 1 million Uyghurs, when meeting with Chinese officials.

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Press Release: Thousands to Protest Against Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs on November 6th in Geneva Switzerland

Press Release – For immediate release
9 October 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs from around Europe and the rest of the world will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Man Under Direct Threat of Deportation from United Arab Emirates

Press Release – For immediate release
27 September 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress expresses serious concern for the well-being of Mr. Abudujilili Supi, an ethnic Uyghur man who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates on unclear charges, now at imminent risk of deportation to China where he would be at certain risk of arbitrary detention and possible torture.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Calls For Release of Ilham Tohti Four Years After Life Sentence

Press Release – For immediate release
23 September 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On the fourth anniversary of the sentencing of Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti to life in prison, the World Uyghur Congress calls for renewed attention to the case of imprisoned scholars, writers, bloggers and artists in China in 2018.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Demands Answers from the Chinese Government on the Countless Cases of Enforced Disappearance of Uyghurs

Press Release – For immediate release
30 August 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Today, the 30th of August, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On this day, we remember the countless Uyghurs and all those around the world who have been forcibly disappeared. This day is an important occasion to keep the victims of enforced disappearance in our collective memory and to continue to seek justice and accountability on their behalf.

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As China detains Muslim Uyghurs, its economic clout mutes world criticism

The Christian Science Monitor, 24 August 2018

By Peter Ford — Eighteen months after the first reports of a major security crackdown in China’s frontier province of Xinjiang, the world is beginning to wake up to evidence that Beijing is forcing an unprecedented detention and indoctrination program on the Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

A United Nations panel in mid-August heard what one member called “credible reports” that as many as 1 million Uyghurs are being interned and subjected to political re-education. And in a flurry of statements late last month, several senior US officials and politicians condemned China’s treatment of the Uyghurs, citing the same figures.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Mourns the Death of Tibetan Activist Tsewang Norbu

Press Release – For immediate release
20 August 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The WUC was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tsewang Norbu and expresses its condolences to his friends, family and the Tibetan community. Tsewang Norbu was a pivotal figure for the Tibetan community in Germany and was tireless in the struggle for human rights for Tibetans. 

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