European Parliament Conference — Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality

UNPO, 4 October 2016

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UNPO — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and ChinaChange.org, will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality”.

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Uyghur – Tibetan Protests Against China Draws Huge Crowd in Geneva

The Times Headline, 27 September 2016

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By Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui — A large-scale demonstration involving members of the Uyghur and Tibetan communities in Europe was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, 16th September 2016. This was the first large-scale demonstration including a substantial Uyghur delegation since China’s Universal Periodic Review in 2013. The 5-hour march involved about 2000 people from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations.

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1500 gather for Tibet Solidarity Rally in Geneva

The Tibet Post, 21 September 2016

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Tibet Post — Over 1500 Tibetans gathered for the ‘Tibet Solidarity Rally for Freedom of Religion and Human Rights’ in Geneva, Switzerland on September 16th, 2016. Local Tibetans and supporters from Tibetan advocacy groups gathered in front of the UN Building in Geneva, which coincided with the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council currently in session in order to highlight the worsening situation of human rights in Tibetan and East Turkestan under the Peoples Republic of China.

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World Uyghur Congress Holds Successful Demonstration at the UN, Geneva

Press Release – For immediate release
19 September 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

photo-2-straightThe World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein held a successful  demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland, last Friday, September 16th. The group was made up of around 2000 people who marched from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations to highlight ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghurs and the Tibetans in China.

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Uyghurs, Tibetans stage protest against human rights violations in China (Video)

ANI News, 16 September 2016

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Sakharov Prize 2016: Nominees revealed

European Parliament, 16 September 2016

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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.

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Uyghurs with Tibet activists to protest at UN on 16 Sept against China’s rising human rights violations

NewsBharati,  13 September 2016 

G24_02_45_19_uyghurs_and_tibetans_copy_hight_525_width_700eneva 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.

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WUC Joint Demonstration — UN: Stop China’s Violations of Freedom of Religion in Tibet & East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
2 September 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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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.

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