The WUC is alarmed at the mistreatment of Uyghur refugees in Thailand

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5 March 2016
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LOGO TO USEThe World Uyghur Congress is alarmed at the continued mistreatment of Uyghur refugees in Thai detention facilities, where new reports have suggested that 6 detainees were badly beaten by Thai police inside one facility in Bangkok. We are also deeply concerned that Thai authorities have not allowed for proper access to medical treatment for their injuries.

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Response to China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Unfounded Accusations

Press Release – For immediate release
16 February 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hong Lei, at a press conference on February 16, 2016, made a particularly hostile statement concerning the Taiwanese government’s refusal of entry for WUC Executive Committee Chairman, Dolkun Isa, for a human rights conference later this month. The spokesperson contends that Mr. Isa has been, “suspected of organizing and carrying out a series of explosions, murders, robberies and other severe criminal activities as well as violent terrorist activities”, among other things.

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Demonstrations Organized in Commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre

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3 February 2016
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Demonstrations around the world have been organized in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre in which hundreds of peaceful Uyghur protesters were killed by Chinese state security forces. The date remains a potent reminder of the continued and unrelenting power of the state to suppress all forms of dissent across the country and in East Turkestan in particular. In each subsequent year after these events, Chinese authorities have continued to devise new oppressive strategies in a drive towards near-total  assimilation.

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COP21 Paris: China’s Failed Environment Policies Exacerbate Human Rights Abuses

Joint Press Release – For immediate release
8 December 2015
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China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese. Paris COP21 agreement must include strong language to enshrine the protection of human rights.

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Uyghurs Celebrating 25 Years of the Existence of the Uyghur Community in Germany

Press Release – For immediate release
10 November 2015
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in cooperation with the East Turkestan Union in Europe (ETUU) and the Uyghur Women’s Association in Germany will mark 25 years of the existence of the Uyghur community in Germany with a cultural celebration including members of the Uyghur and Turkish communities along with German politicians and activists. The events will take place at the Kolpinghaus Convention Center in Munich, on November 14, 2015, to which all those interested in Uyghur culture are kindly invited to attend.

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The World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project Issue Alternative Report to the Committee Against Torture

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2 November 2015
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WUC & UHRP  Ahead of China’s review of its 5th Periodic Report to the Committee Against Torture, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have jointly submitted an alternative report for consideration by the Committee that aims to provide additional and alternative information  regarding the continued use of torture, particularly against Uyghur detainees in East Turkestan.

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Statement by the World Uyghur Congress: China Whitewashes the Historical and Current Political Reality of Uyghur People in Its 60th Anniversary White Paper on East Turkestan

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30 September 2015
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logo-wuc-transparente (1)October 1, 2015 marks the 66th anniversary of the annexation of an independent East Turkestan Republic (ETR) by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 60th founding anniversary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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WUC Commemorates 1st Anniversary of Yarkand Massacre and Urges the International Community to Respond

Press Release – For immediate release
28 July 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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On this first anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress remembers all those who were killed on July 28th, 2014 and in the days following. It has been one year since Chinese security forces violently suppressed a mass protest and we have witnessed only an escalation in discriminatory state policies that have led to the deaths of hundreds and the detention of thousands.

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