INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Uyghurs Call for Dialogue with China – Implementation of the Chinese Constitution to Safeguard and Protect the Rights of the Uyghur people”

European Parliament 29 – 30 April 2010

Mr. Niccolò Rinaldi MEP is convening a two-day conference entitled ‘Dialogue with China – Implementation of the Chinese Constitution to Safeguard and Protect the Rights of the Uyghur People’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on 29-30 April 2010 in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

The conference will be opened by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, President of the WUC, before international experts, MEPs, and researchers enter into a comprehensive presentation and discussion of human rights and minority protection, Chinese constitutional rights and Uyghur – Chinese relations.

A conference report will be made publicly available at the close of the event, which will contain transcripts of the panellists’ contributions.

A detailed programme of the conference will be available soon.

Registration required.

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UYGHURS’ PLIGHT DISCUSSED DURING THE 13TH SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL IN GENEVA

For immediate release
March 19, 2010, 11:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association                                                                                             
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 The Uyghur American Association (UAA) extends its deepest gratitude to the UN mandate holders, States, and NGOs that have raised aspects of the Uyghurs’ plight during the 13th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is in progress in Geneva, Switzerland for most of the month of March 2010. The United States’ statement regarding the Uyghurs during the general debate on Item 4

Firstly, UAA thanks the United States for calling attention to human rights violations being committed by the Chinese government against the Uyghur people in its statement during the general debate on Item 4 of the Agenda of the 13th session of the Human Rights Council – “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention” – on March 15, 2010. Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council, delivered the United States’ statement at the general debate on Item 4 on March 15th. The United States said:

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Request for information related to July 5 unrest and subsequent detentions

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is collecting first- and second-hand accounts from Uyghurs in the diaspora regarding human rights abuses that took place on and after July 5, 2009, related to the July 5 unrest in Urumchi. If you or someone you know personally have information regarding repression or abuses related to July 5, including arbitrary detentions of family members or friends, please contact UHRP so that we can document this information and include it in an upcoming report. If you are willing, we may ask you to come in for a research interview, or, if that is not possible, conduct an interview by telephone.

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Uyghurs demonstrate in Brussels in front of the Chinese Embassy

5 February 2010

Uyghurs held a demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy in Brussels to commemorate the anniversary of their revolt of 5th February 1997 and the Ghulja massacres by the Chinese authorities.


Demonstrators held banners demanding:

“FREEDOM FOR THE UYGHURS”and “STOP THE EXECUTIONS OF UYGHURS”

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‘Returning Refugees: Extradition to Torture’ UNPO Panel in Rome

UNPO, 4 February 2010

refugees

UNPO — This Friday 5th February, UNPO will be hosting a conference on the topic of non-refoulement of refugees in the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The conference has been organised as part of the 8th Session of the UNPO Presidency.

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Demonstration in Munich in commemoration of the 13 anniversary of the Ghulja massacre

Published on 3 February 2010

The East Turkestan Union in Europe (ETUE) will hold a rally in response to the call of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre and to condemn the ongoing brutal Chinese crackdown against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan. The protest will be held on February 5, 2010 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in front of the Chinese General Consulate in at Romanstr. 107. 80639 Munich.

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Rebiya Kadeer Ends European Tour with a Productive Visit to the Netherlands

UNPO news / Tuesday, 15 December 2009

During a one-day visit to The Netherlands, Ms Kadeer discussed the Chinese suppression of the Uyghur people with human rights organizations, Dutch Members of Parliament, the press and academic experts.

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Demonstration at 16:40 (10 Dec 2009) on Odeonsplatz in Munich

10 December 2009 is the 61st Anniversary of the International Human Rights day

The Uyghur community in Munich is mobilizing to denounce the daily violation of the fundamental rights of the minorities, by the People’s Republic of China.

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