ANI News, 16 September 2016
European Parliament, 16 September 2016
European Parliament — Journalist Can Dündar and fellow defenders of freedom of thought and expression in Turkey, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, the Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar as well as Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti are this year’s nominees for the Sakharov Prize. The Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize every year to honour exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The laureate is selected in late October.Continue Reading →
NewsBharati, 13 September 2016
Geneva — Challenging to various forms of daily harassment and suppression of the ethnic Uyghur people and worsening the condition of the violation of religious freedom in Tibet region, the World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet will be holding a demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland. The demonstrations will begin at 11 am on September 16 from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations.Continue Reading →
The World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet will be holding a demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland, from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations beginning at 11:00 on September 16th.Continue Reading →
UNPO, 16 June 2016
UNPO – On 7 June 2016, a round-table conference took place at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague to discuss “China’s new law on counter-terrorism and its impact on minorities”. The conference, organised by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), brought together many activists, academics and representatives of civil society from all over the world.
UNPO, 27 May 2016
UNPO – On 25 May 2016, activists and specialists convened in the European Parliament to answer the question “Does China Want Real Ethnic Harmony?” during a conference focused on the unjust imprisonment for life of Professor Ilham Tohti, a renowned Uyghur economist and writer.
WUC, 6 May 2016
World Uyghur Congress – The WUC has released its Formal Resolution for its recent conference regarding the status of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers, The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges, which can be read here.
Over the past decade and a half, Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers have suffered from the repeated disregard for the most fundamental norms of international refugee law. Since 1999, Uyghurs have been forcibly deported to China from at least 16 countries in 25 separate incidents.
UNPO, 4 May 2016
UNPO – On 26 April 2016, the conference “The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges” was successfully concluded in Berlin.