WUC Issues Open Letter to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Press Release – For immediate release
4 May 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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Dear High Representative Mogherini,

We write to you on the occasion of your current visit to Beijing, China, on May 5-6. In writing, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would like to urge you to substantively take up the issue of ongoing human rights violations, particularly in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) affecting some 20 million Uyghur living there.

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WUC Convenes Youth Training Seminar Beginning May 6 in Washington, DC

Press Release – For immediate release
4 May 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

UntitledThe World Uyghur Congress (WUC) under the co-sponsorship of the Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will convene a youth training seminar taking place this week in Washington, DC, from May 6-8, 2015.

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The World Uyghur Congress Expresses Concern Over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project

Press Release – For immediate release
4 May 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) expresses its deep concern for the newly agreed upon China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Of particular concern are the potential implications for the Uyghur people living in East Turkestan and the impact the project may have on existing ethnic tensions – something that may be stoked by a greater influx of Chinese migrants and an even tougher security response from the state.

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The WUC Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Baren Uprising

Press Release – For immediate release
4 April 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Baren Uprising that took place in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Prefecture, from April 5-10, 1990. The uprising led to the death of between two and three thousand Uyghurs in the process and would mark the onset of a decade of harsh repression by Chinese authorities. These five days in April not only serve as a horrific memory, but as a symbol of the ongoing repressive policies exercised by the Chinese government in East Turkestan.

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The World Uyghur Congress Marks 10th Anniversary of President Rebiya Kadeer’s Release from Chinese Prison

Press Release – For immediate release
16 March 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) marks March 17, 2015, as the 10th anniversary of the release of the current WUC president, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer from an eight-year prison sentence. Ms. Kadeer continues to inspire those that fight for justice and democracy in and out of China as she leads the Uyghur Democracy Movement forward.

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The WUC Calls for an Inquiry in the Recent Killing of Uyghur Civilians

Press Release – For immediate release
13 March 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

logo-wuc-transparente (1)The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) calls on the international community to undertake an independent investigation into the recent atrocity that has taken place in Purchaqcha village, Hotan Prefecture in East Turkestan. The WUC is extremely concerned about recent killings that have taken place that have been overshadowed by the ongoing meeting of the Chinese National Congress taking place in Beijing this week.

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The World Uyghur Congress Supports UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day

Press Release – For immediate release
19 February 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress, on this 15th anniversary of the inauguration of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, would like to recognize the importance of the preserving traditional languages amid often tremendous pressure to assimilate. This issue is of particular importance to the Uyghur people as the Uyghur language has been under threat for decades.

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WUC 2014 Report on Human Rights Violations in East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
19 February 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress has just published its annual report on human rights violations in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), China, and can be read or downloaded here. The report focuses on the most significant concerns that faced the Uyghur people in 2014, who continue to live under increasingly repressive state policies. As 2014 has been a year of particular concern for human rights among Uyghurs, we have provided a detailed overview of abuses as well as some practical avenues for progress to reduce the heavy burden that has fallen on the Uyghur people.

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