Ninety Four New Arrests over Ethnic Riots in Urumqi

Friday, 11 December 2009

UNPO is deeply concerned that an additional 94 individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Urumqi unrest earlier this year, due to reservations about the fairness of the trials that have already taken place.

UNPO has been closely following developments regarding the treatment of Uyghurs in the aftermath of the unrest in Urumqi this summer in which hundreds of people were killed. Hundreds if not thousands of Uyghurs are said to have been arrested in the days that immediately followed the riots in July 2009.The recent arrests of 94 people coincide with the Chinese government’s intensification of their “Strike Hard” policy launched in November this year [2009].

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3rd December 2009

China’s supreme court must carefully review reported death sentences imposed today on five individuals by a court in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of northwest China.

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China’s defamation campaign against Uighur human rights activists began six years ago – German government must take action!

Göttingen, November 25, 2009

As the sad culmination of a defamation campaign lasting many years against Uighur human rights activists in Germany the Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker GfbV) has condemned China’s attempts at spying on the World Congress of Uighurs (WUC)

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UNPO issues letter with urgency securing support from the European Parliament for a safe release of the currently detained Mr. Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

UNPO, 16 September 2009

Dear MEP,

Re: Detention of Mr. Dolkun Isa (Secretary General, World Uyghur Congress)

It is with urgency that I must inform you of the detention of Mr. Dolkun Isa by the domestic security forces of South Korea upon his arrival in the country to attend the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) in Seoul.

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Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union regarding the recent executions of nine persons in Xinjiang

The European Union condemns the recent executions of nine persons in Xinjiang following the violent protests in Ürümqi on July 5-7, 2009.

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21 September 2009

The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) deeply regrets the decision of the South Korean government to deny entry to Mr. Dolkun Isa, General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress. Mr. Isa was invited by WFDA to attend its Third Biennial Meeting, which was held in Seoul on 16-18 September 2009.

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South Korea: Dolkun Isa release welcome but authorities should not have denied him entry

Amnesty Interntional
18 September 2009


Amnesty International today welcomed the release of Dolkun Isa, the Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, ollowing his detention at Incheon International airport in Seoul, South Korea but said the authorities should not have denied him entry to the country.

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Secretary General of World Uighur Congress denied entry to South Korea

Amnesty International
17 September 2009

The South Korean authorities should immediately release Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uighur Congress, unless he is to be charged with an internationally recognized criminal offence, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

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