One Voice, One Step Worldwide Demonstrations Gains International Attention

World Uyghur Congress, 20 March 2018

Photo Credit: Bir Awaz Bir Qeden

Last Thursday, 15 March 2018, hundreds of Uyghurs demonstrated in cities around the world to draw attention to the Chinese government’s repression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and urge the international community to take action. Demonstrations were held in 15 cities in 14 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Finland and Japan

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Women Organise Worldwide Demonstrations Through ‘One Voice, One Step’ Initiatiative

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

The WUC is proud to support Uyghur women around the world in the ‘One Step, One Voice’ Initiative, who have organised a series of demonstrations on March 15th. The demonstrations seek bring attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in East Turkestan, especially China’s mass detention of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in ‘re-education’ camps, and to demand that action be taken by the international community. Demonstrations will be held in 15 cities in 13 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Finland and Japan.

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PRESS RELEASE: After 20 Years WUC President Dolkun Isa Has INTERPOL Red Notice Removed

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

Through the persistent work of Fair Trials, the World Uyghur Congress welcomes the deletion on the INTERPOL Red Notice issued against our President, Dolkun Isa. Such a decision provides vindication for the two decades in which Isa has been falsely accused of criminality by the Chinese government and forced to live under intense scrutiny on account of spurious claims, but also highlights the entrenched politicization of international institutions that are often seen as legitimate, impartial arbiters of justice.

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On International Mother Language Day the WUC Calls on China to Reverse Uyghur Language Ban

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

On UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, the World Uyghur Congress reminds the international community that the Uyghur language continues to be critically suppressed by the Chinese government in East Turkestan, with efforts  over the last year amounting to an outright ban of the language as a medium of instruction in schools affecting hundreds of thousands of students.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC URGES THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT NOT TO DEPORT 11 UYGHUR REFUGEES TO CHINA

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

The World Uyghur Congress is deeply concerned by reports that the 11 Uyghurs refugees in detention in Malaysia are at significant risk of being deported to China. If returned to China, they would be at significant risk of being subjected to severe human rights violations including arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearance and death, due to their ethnic identity. We strongly urge the Malaysian government to abide by international human rights standards and refrain from returning 11 innocent people to a country which would subject them to irreparable harm.

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PRESS RELEASE: 21 Years After the Ghulja Massacre Uyghurs Facing Unprecedented Persecution

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

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 21st anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre in which hundreds of peaceful Uyghur protesters were killed by Chinese state security forces in early February 1997. The date remains a watershed moment in terms of the treatment of Uyghurs in East Turkestan by the Chinese government, who would use excessive force to violently break up any form of demonstration since then.

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Event Announcement: WUC to Hold Conference and Youth Training Seminar in Oslo, Norway

Press Release – For immediate release
31 January 2018

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) under the co-sponsorship of the Norwegian Uyghur Committee and the Rafto Foundation, and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will convene a youth training seminar that will take place in Oslo, Norway, from March 16 -18, 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges UK Prime Minister May to Substantively Raise Human Rights During China Visit

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

In anticipation of UK Prime Minister ’s first official visit to China, the World Uyghur Congress calls on her government to stand firm on the UK’s outward expression of values like human rights and democracy in its foreign policy.

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