PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls Attention to the Continued Detention of Prominent Uyghur Professionals

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

The World Uyghur Congress remains gravely concerned over the detention of prominent Uyghur physician and academic, Halmurat Ghopur, who was reportedly arrested in November 2017 and taken to an unknown location on alleged “acts against the state.” Ghopur’s arrest comes at a time of particular uncertainty and anxiety over the Chinese government’s escalating campaign rounding up Uyghurs not adhering to increasingly narrow and acceptable forms of behaviour from the Communist Party.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS DURING VISIT

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5 January 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Ahead of his official visit to China next week from January 8th – 10th, the World Uyghur Congress would like to call on the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to raise human rights concerns, especially the numerous violations perpetrated against the Uyghur people, with his counterparts in Beijing.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls for Action on the International Day for Human Rights

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10 December 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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Today, on the International Day for Human Rights, the World Uyghur Congress remembers the great importance of human rights in leading to a better world. Today is a critical moment, as the human rights situation for the Uyghur people and many others across the world has been rapidly deteriorating and the concept of human rights is under attack from repressive governments. It is vital that we all reaffirm our commitment to human rights and speak out about the many human rights violations occurring across the world.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on French Foreign Minister to Raise Human Rights Concerns During Visit

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23 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On the eve of the first visit of the French Foreign Minister to China tomorrow, the World Uyghur Congress would like to call on Jean-Yves Le Drian to serious raise human rights concerns with his counterparts in Beijing.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Deeply Concerned Over Uyghurs Recently Escaped From Thai Immigration Detention Facility

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22 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress is deeply concerned over the treatment of Uyghurs who have recently escaped their immigration detention facility in southern Thailand. Consistent rhetoric from China has framed all Uyghurs escaping the country as criminals who should be immediately returned, renewing fears that Thailand may submit to such pressure, as in the past.

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PRESS RELEASE: Family Members of Former WUC President Arbitrarily Detained in East Turkestan

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21 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Over the last three months, Chinese authorities have detained a number of relatives of former WUC President and Uyghur rights activist, Rebiya Kadeer. Among those detained have been Ms. Kadeer’s sisters, brothers, sons, grandchildren and extended relatives, amid much more broad and extensive detentions of Uyghurs who have been sent to political ‘re-education’ centers.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Maintains Momentum Through 6th General Assembly in Munich, Germany

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14 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress concluded its 6th General Assembly in Munich, Germany by maintaining its firm commitment to supporting the rights of the Uyghur population in East Turkestan. Former President Rebiya Kadeer was approved by the delegates as new Special Leader, and the meeting also saw the election of long-time Uyghur activist and co-founder of the WUC, Dolkun Isa, as its new president, former vice-president, Omer Kanat, elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on US President Trump to Substantively Raise Human Rights Concerns During Upcoming Visit

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3 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress calls on US President Trump, during his upcoming visit to Beijing next week, to stand firm on past principles of openness and tolerance as well as public support for human rights at home and abroad. Trump should make explicit the United States’ longstanding commitment to supporting the vulnerable and the voiceless in any society – this time he must call on China to cease its unending campaign against the Uyghur population in East Turkestan.

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