The WUC Mourns the Loss of Italian Politician and Human Rights Champion, Marco Pannella

For immediate release
20 May 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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All those at the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur community are deeply saddened by the passing of Marco Pannella. Pannella was a consistent champion of Uyghur rights and the rights of oppressed and unrepresented peoples around the world.

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Conference Resolution on Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

WUC, 6 May 2016

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World Uyghur Congress  The WUC has released its Formal Resolution for its recent conference regarding the status of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers, The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges, which can be read here.

Over the past decade and a half, Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers have suffered from the repeated disregard for the most fundamental norms of international refugee law. Since 1999, Uyghurs have been forcibly deported to China from at least 16 countries in 25 separate incidents.

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Dolkun Isa Statement on India’s Recent Visa Cancellation

For immediate release
25 April 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
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As the Executive Committee Chairman of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), I express my disappointment on Indian authorities’ cancellation of my visa to attend the annual Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference taking place in Dharamsala, India, from April 30 to May 1, 2016.

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Announcement: 5th World Uyghur Congress General Assembly to be held in Paris, France

Press Release – For immediate release 
13 April 2016 
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) is pleased to announce that it’s 5th General Assembly will be taking place in Paris, France, from 11-13 July 2016. The WUC will be expecting around 120 elected Uyghur delegates from 20 countries to attend the event, as well as other activists, interested members of civil society and political figures, who are to be invited to the Opening Ceremony, which will be open to the public.

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World Uyghur Congress Concerned About the Fate of Patigul Ghulam

Press Release – For immediate release
7 April 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress is deeply concerned about the fate of Patigul Ghulam, who will go on trial this week in East Turkestan on April 7th, on charges relating to her search for information on the whereabouts of her son – a victim of an enforced disappearance by the Chinese government back in 2009.

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World Uyghur Congress and other Uyghur Organizations Commemorate Baren Uprising

World Uyghur Congress, 6 April 2016

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Munich, Germany  On the 26th anniversary of the Baren Uprising, Uyghur organizations in Turkey, Germany, and in a number of other European countries met to commemorate the events and to speak about current challenges to human rights for the Uyghur community. The meetings allowed for productive dialogue about the situation in East Turkestan and for representatives and members of the community to come together to remember those that were killed during one of the most brutal uses of force against civilians to date.

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WUC Executive Committee Chairman Dolkun Isa Receives Award for Uyghur Rights Advocacy

For immediate release
31 March 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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Ce4kq0BXIAA6rLZExecutive Committee Chairman of the World Uyghur Congress and long-time activist for Uyghur human rights received an award of recognition by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington DC, on March 30, 2016.

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The World Uyghur Congress Marks 11th Anniversary of Rebiya Kadeer’s Release from Prison

For immediate release
18 March 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress marks March 17, 2016, as the 11th anniversary of the WUC’s current president’s release from prison and relocation to the United States. Rebiya Kadeer remained in prison in China for five and a half years of an initial eight year sentence – and remains the only Uyghur prisoner released as a result of pressure from the international community. Ms. Kadeer’s efforts continue to propel the Uyghur Democracy Movement forward and inspires those that fight for justice and democracy in and out of China.

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