Protestors Call for China to End Discrimination and Violence towards Uyghurs

Demonstration in Geneva, 7 August 2009

The demonstration will start at the Palais de Wilson at 13h00 and progress to the Place des Nations at UN.

For immediate release
July 20, 2009, 5:30 pm EST
Contact: World Uyghur Congress +49 (89) 54321999
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WUC calls all Uyghur organizations around the world to organize protests in front of the Chinese embassies

For immediate release
July 01, 2009,
Contact: World Uyghur Congress, Tel  +49 89 54321999, Fax 089 54349789,
email:  contact@uyghurcongress.org
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WUC Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

WUC, 1 June 2009

Submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the World Uyghur Congress for consideration in the 75th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 3 August – 28 August 2009.

This submission provides evidence to assist in the Committee’s responsibility to monitor the progress of State parties towards the full and complete implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). ICERD describes the measures that State parties need to undertake to combat racial discrimination.

The World Uyghur Congress wishes to bring to the Committee’s attention egregious violations of the rights accorded under the ICERD that are perpetrated daily in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Taken separately, the violations may be explained away or dismissed as isolated cases or misunderstandings. However, taken as a whole the violations indicate behaviors that are not in the spirit of the ICERD, but completely at odds with the stated aim of protecting racial minorities.

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Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2009 (Washington DC, US)

WUC, 20 May 2009

An “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” was held from 18 – 19 May 2009 in Washington DC, US. The seminar entitled “East Turkestan: 60 Years under the People’s Republic of China – Past, Present and Future” was  jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The conference looked to assess the past and present Uyghur condition under Chinese Communist Party rule, and to offer solutions on the future of East Turkestan. Topics to be covered during the two-day event included discussions on autonomy, religious freedom and the “War on Terror”.

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WUC – UNPO Report: Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2009 (Washington DC, US)

World Uyghur Congress, 20 May 2009

WUC — This report is the result of the “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” held from 18 – 19 May 2009 in Washington DC, US. The seminar was jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The report can be downloaded here.

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HRC: The Status of Human Rights in East Turkestan

Friday, 13 March 2009 

UNPO East Turkestan Representative, Mr. Isa, spoke at an HRC event to outline human rights abuses in China.

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WUC-UNPO Report for the Consideration of the Committee against Torture (CAT)

World Uyghur Congress, 3 November 2008

WUC — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has prepared this report in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) for the consideration by the Committee Against Torture (CAT) on the eve of their session on the fourth periodical report submitted to it by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in line with the provisions as laid down in the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereafter “the Convention”).

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WUC – UAA Submission for the 4th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Press Release — For immediate release
1 September 2008
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In this submission, the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur American Association (UAA) provide information under the general guidelines for the preparation of information.The report was submitted for the 4th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) when China was one of the countries under review.

The report was compiled and completed in Hawaii upon a visit of Rebiya Kadeer to the University of Hawaii during the conclusion of the Olympics in Beijing. The report is submitted on 1 September 2008.

The report can be downloaded here.

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