European Parliament Conference Launches Ilham Tohti’s Candidature for Sakharov Prize

UNPO, 27 May 2016

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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.

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Conference Resolution on Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

WUC, 6 May 2016

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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.

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High-Profile Conference in Berlin Raises Awareness of the Rights of Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

UNPO, 4 May 2016

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UNPO  On 26 April 2016, the conference “The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges” was successfully concluded in Berlin.

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Conference Announcement – The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges

For immediate release
20 April 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 Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization and the Society for Threatened Peoples, and with financial support from the National Endowment for Democracy, will hold an international conference focusing on the plight of Uyghurs fleeing East Turkestan, that will take place from April 25-26 in Berlin, Germany, at the Holiday Inn Berlin City East (Landsberger Allee 203, 13055 Berlin).

The two-day conference will provide a forum to bring together academics, experts, activists, members of civil society and witnesses together to discuss the problem and its underlying sources, as well as to develop a concrete strategy in terms of the remedial approach that must be taken. The conference will also provide a forum for conversation between members of WUC leadership from around the world and other interested parties.

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Conference Announcement: World Uyghur Congress Conference on Uyghur Refugees

For immediate release
3 February 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The WUC, in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Society for Threatened Peoples, will be holding an international conference regarding the plight of Uyghurs fleeing East Turkestan, taking place April 25-26 in Berlin, Germany. The two-day conference will provide a forum to bring together academics, experts, activists, members of civil society and witnesses together to discuss the problem and its underlying sources, as well as to develop a concrete strategy in terms of the remedial approach that must be taken.

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Time for a Change: European Parliament Conference Exposes Uyghur Struggle for Freedom of Religion

UNPO, 27 October 2015

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UNPO  In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights”, hosted by Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE).

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In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights

WUC-UNPO-ALDE, 13 September 2015

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WUC – In light of the progressively alarming human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and sponsored by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE), is convening a two-day conference entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights’’. The conference will be hosted by Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE) and will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, room PHS 5B001, on the 22 October 2015 from 09:00 to 18:30 and on the 23 October 2015 from 09:00 to 12:30.

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UNPO Alternative Report for CEDAW Documents Systematic Discrimination Endured by Uyghur and Tibetan Women in China

UNPO, October 27 2014

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UNPO – Earlier this month, UNPO submitted its Alternative Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the occasion of its 59th Session, documenting the violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women by the Chinese Government. The report discusses the systematic ethnic and religious discrimination endured by Uyghur and Tibetan women in particular. According to UNPO, the human rights situation of minority women in China remains of high concern on all levels: political, civic, social, economic and cultural.

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