Uyghur Organizations Set to Stage Demonstrations on National Day of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org 
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 59th anniversary of the creation of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), on October 1st, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and other international organizations representing the Uyghur cause will stage demonstrations to protest the continued human rights abuses in East Turkestan.

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Uyghur Exiles and Supporters Worldwide to Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Urumqi Tragedy

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On July 5, 2014, and in the days surrounding July 5, Uyghurs in exile and their supporters around the globe will stage demonstrations and other actions to commemorate the five-year anniversary of one of the most tragic days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan. These demonstrations ensure the world is reminded of the continued plight of the Uyghur people. 

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WUC Set to Demonstrate in Memory of Victims of the Ghulja Incident and the Recent Purge of Uyghur Human Rights Defenders

Press Release – For immediate release
4 February 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would like to announce that it is coordinating the arrangements for worldwide protests and demonstrations to commemorate the memory of the victims of the February 1997 Ghulja Incident. The occasion will also be used to remind the international community of the ongoing purge of Uyghur human rights defenders Ilham Tohti, Abduweli Ayub and Ablikim Abdurehim, who remain detained in contravention of international law.

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WUC to Hold Worldwide Demonstrations

Press Release – For immediate release
9 January 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Alarmed by recent killings of Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will be coordinating protests around the world to demonstrate outside Chinese embassies and consulates. Taking place between 10 and 13 January 2014, the WUC seeks to draw attention to the Chinese government’s systematic human rights violations, especially extrajudicial killings, against Uyghurs in East Turkestan through such demonstrations, and calls upon all those wishing to show support to attend.

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WUC to Commemorate Victims on 4th Anniversary of Urumqi Unrest

Press Release – For immediate release
2 July 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On 5 July 2009, one of the worst episodes of human rights violations to be felt in East Turkestan in recent history occurred. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), along with other human rights organisations, national governments, media, the EU and the UN have documented a wealth of human rights violations directly connected to the violent repression of peaceful protests on this day in Urumqi, East Turkestan.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Uyghur and Tibetan Groups to Stage Demonstration on Li’s Visit to Berlin

Press Release – For immediate release
24 May 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Repression of religion, language, identity and culture are daily daily grievances for peoples in China. Only a few weeks ago did we witness one of the most brutal crackdowns against Uyghurs as 21 people were killed in Maralbeshi.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Uyghurs Set to Stage Demonstration on UN Human Rights Day

Press Release – For immediate release
6 December 2012
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) wishes to announce that it will be holding a demonstration in Munich to raise awareness of the Uyghur human rights situation. The demonstration will take place on 10 December 2012, the same day as the United Nations Human Rights Day, which celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by the UN General Assembly.

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New WUC Report on Post-5th July Disappeared Uyghurs Released Following Worldwide Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
6 July 2012
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or
contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has released today its latest report on the enforced disappearances of Uyghurs who took part in peaceful protests in Urumqi, East Turkestan, which were brutally suppressed by the Chinese authorities on 5 July 2009.

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