RSF, 5 July 2013

Chinese authorities clamped a week-long communications blackout on the Uighur autonomous region as part of a military repression prompted by disturbances in 2009. On the eve of those events, Reporters Without Borders has concluded that authorities are maintaining their tight control of information in the most heavily monitored area of China.

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Citizen Power for China/Initiatives for China Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Ethnic Unrest in Urumqi

Initiatives fot China, 4 July 2013

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the ethnic unrest that occurred in Urumqi on July 5, 2009, Citizen Power for China, also known as the Initiatives for China, expresses solidarity with our Uyghur brothers and sisters in their struggle against repression and cultural genocide by the Chinese government.

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Chinese Repression of Uighurs Continues on Fourth Anniversary of Unrest

Freedom House, 4 July 2013

As the fourth anniversary of the 2009 crackdown on peaceful Uighur demonstrators by Chinese security forces nears, Freedom House remains deeply concerned about the ongoing repression in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China.

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Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chairmen Recognize the Fourth Anniversary of the Riots in Xinjiang, China and Express Concern with the Government of China’s Continued Repression of Uyghur Rights.

TLHRC, 4 July 2013

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today recognize the fourth anniversary of the riots and violence in Xinjiang, China and express their deepest concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China, especially for the Uyghur Muslim community.

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Statement about continued repression in East Turkestan

FAPA, 1 July 2013

(Washington, D.C. – July 1st 2013) — On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the crackdown by the PRC authorities in Urumqi, East Turkestan, the Formosan Association for Public Affairs – a Taiwanese-American grassroots organization in Washington DC –expresses its deep concern about the continued repression in East Turkestan by the Chinese authorities.

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Stop the CCP’s Influence in Democratic Countries: (Stop CCP exporting dictatorship to democratic countries) – A Statement on WUC Conference Being Clamped Down in Hungary

Federation for a Democratic China, 6 June 2013

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) Youth Branch Meeting was scheduled to be held in Budapest, capital of Hungary, from May 30 to June 1, 2013.

 Unexpectedly, on May 30, the Hungarian police suddenly appeared and took Mr. Umit Hamit, convener of the conference, to immigration office where he was then informed that he should leave Hungary territory immediately. At the same time, the police closed down the building of the World Federation of Hungarians (WFH), where the WUC conference was to take place, for so-called bomb alert. The participating Uyghurs had no choice but leaving. With these actions, the conference was totally clamped down.

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UNPO Calls for Independent Investigation in East Turkestan

UNPO, 2 May 2013

UNPO, together with the World Uyghur Congress, has called for the European Parliament to urge the UN to set up an independent investigative team to report on the recent violent clashes opposing Uyghurs and Chinese authorities in the Kashgar region (East Turkestan).

Below is the appeal published by UNPO sent to Members of the European Parliament and other EU Institutions

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UPDATE: International Conference on the Upcoming Chinese Leadership Change and its Potential Impact on Uyghur

Press Release – For immediate release
25 September 2012
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or

The East Turkestan Union in Europe and The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) are set to hold an international conference addressing the impact of the Chinese leadership on the Uyghur human rights situation. The conference has been organised in collaboration with and support from the Bavarian parliamentary groups of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Green Party (Bündnis/90 Die Grünen). Attendees will hear from a variety of speakers who possess a wealth of expertise in the field of human rights in China and, more specifically, in those relating to the Uyghurs in East Turkestan.

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