Human Rights Violations against Uyghur People Discussed at 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva
World Uyghur Congress, 17 June 2011
From 30 May to 17 June, the 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would like to thank the country delegations, the UN mandate Holders / Special Procedures, and the non-governmental organizations in consultative status to the UN that raised and discussed the Uyghurs´ plight at the HRC session, as well as the stakeholders that raised general human rights abuses in China.
In her opening statement to the 17th session, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, expressed her concerns about “increased restrictions on freedom of expression” in China.
Statements made under Item 2 (Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and report of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General)
During the general debate on item 2, the Society for Threatened Peoples denounced the enforced disappearances of Chinese, Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs when they exercise their right to freedom of expression and opinion”.Continue Reading →