World Uyghur Congress Sends Letter to Canadian PM Ahead of Visit

World Uyghur Congress, 5 December 2017

The World Uyghur Congress sent a letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, last week ahead of his anticipated visit to China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Trudeau government has been relatively silent on human rights issues in the past, but has emphasised that its “quiet diplomacy” has been effective in terms of moving forward on these issues. A copy of the letter can be found below:

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World Uyghur Congress Makes Intervention at 10th UN Forum on Minority Issues

World Uyghur Congress, 30 November 2017

The World Uyghur Congress took the floor on November 30th during the 10th UN Forum on Minority Issues to speak about language rights among the Uyghur community in East Turkestan during a panel discussion on the importance of Education in minority communities.

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Uyghur Friendship Group Announcement

UNPO, 4 October 2017

UNPO — On 19 October 2017, the newly-formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Csaba Sógor will host an event to stimulate the sharing of ideas between MEPs, representatives of NGOs, scholars and members of the Uyghur community. This will start with a conference, immediately followed by an opening ceremony and a cultural event with the aim to internationally raise the profile of the Uyghur heritage.
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Dolkun Isa Speaks at UN Side-Event: “UN Participation Challenges”

World Uyghur Congress, 14 September 2017

World Uyghur Congress General Secretary, Dolkun Isa, joined UNPO, Society for Threatened Peoples & Tibet Justice Center to discuss challenges in UN participation for human rights defenders at a Side-Event at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council.

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WUC General Secretary Speaks at IGFM Press Conference

World Uyghur Congress, 8 September 2017

On 7 September 2017, the General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, spoke at a press conference entitled “Is China a partner for democratic states?”. The press conference was organized by the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) and held at their offices in Frankfurt, Germany. It brought together human rights activists to discuss the numerous human rights violations occurring in China and how China has increasingly been using its economic might to silence criticism of its human rights record.

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Italian Politicians Call on Parliament to Explain Uyghur Exile Leader’s Detention

Radio Free Asia, 10 August 2017

By Alim Seytoff – Three Italian politicians called on both houses of Italy’s parliament last week to explain why the leader of a prominent Uyghur exile association was detained on July 26 by a special unit of the Italian police at the time of a human rights conference, and to say how Italy plans to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Open Letter to G20 Leaders on Liu Xiaobo, 4 July 2017

International Tibet Network, 5 July 2017

Tibet Network — To: Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina; Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia; Michel Temer, President of Brazil; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia;

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WUC General Secretary Dolkun Isa Elected as UNPO Vice President

Press Release – For immediate release
28 June 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress participated in the 13th General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 27th.

The biennial meeting gathers together UNPO Member organizations to discuss and share their experiences, successes and obstacles, and to consider specific topics of concern and for the adoption of member-specific resolutions.

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