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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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes Kazakh Court Decision Not to Deport Asylum Seeker to China

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

The WUC was encouraged today’s decision by court in Kazakhstan to not extradite Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh from East Turkistan who had sought asylum in Kazakhstan after fleeing Chinese authorities. She was initially held on charges of illegally crossing the border into Kazakhstan after she fled East Turkistan where she being forced to teach Chinese history to detainees in political indoctrination camp.

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WEEKLY BRIEF – JULY 27

World Uyghur Congress, 27 July 2018

US Government Holds Hearing on Human Rights Crisis in East Turkistan

This week, Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), convened a hearing on the Surveillance, Suppression, and Mass Detention: Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis. The hearing looked at the serious and deteriorating human rights situation faced by Uyghurs, examined the Chinese government’s efforts to build the world’s most advanced police state in East Turkistan and explored policy options to address these issues within U.S.-China relations.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Marks 4th Anniversary Of Continued Silence On Yarkand Massacre

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

On the fourth anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress remembers all those who were killed on, and in the days following, July 28, 2014. It has been four years since Chinese security forces violently suppressed a large peaceful protest in Yarkand, leading to the deaths of many innocent Uyghurs. Since then, we have witnessed an escalation in discriminatory state policies that have led to the an estimated one million Uyghurs arbitrarily detained in political indoctrination camps.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS ISTANBUL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP CONCLUDES

World Uyghur Congress, 18 July 2018

The World Uyghur Congress held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Istanbul, Turkey from July 13-15, 2018, which brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they can contribute to the Uyghur cause.

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The World Uyghur Congress Welcomes Release of Liu Xia & Calls for Renewed Efforts to Press for Further Justice

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10 July 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress recognizes the tremendous work by civil society and states to finally allow for Liu Xia, the widow of dissident Liu Xiaobo, to leave China for freedom abroad. The German government played an instrumental role in pressing for her release along with much of the rest those supporting human rights protections in China.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on International Community to Protect Uyghur Refugees on World Refugee Day

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20 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In recent years, tens of thousands of Uyghurs have fled persecution by the Chinese government in East Turkistan as refugees and asylum seekers. After an often difficult and dangerous journey, many Uyghurs have been granted refuge in countries across the world, where they are active and contributing members of society.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Celebrates the Importance of Language on International Uyghur Language Day 2018

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15 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On June 15th, the WUC celebrates the unique Uyghur language and its importance to Uyghur culture, history and society, in recognition of International Uyghur Language Day 2018.

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