Uyghur Exiles and their Supporters Worldwide to Commemorate the One-Year Anniversary of Urumchi Tragedy

For immediate release
June 29, 2010
Contact:  World Uyghur Congress (
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 (Munich, Germany), +1 (202) 535 0048 (Washington, DC, USA)

On July 5, 2010 and in the days surrounding July 5th, Uyghurs in exile and their supporters  around the globe will stage demonstrations and other actions to commemorate the one-year anniversary of one of the saddest and most horrific days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) and to ensure that the world does not forget about the devastating plight of the Uyghur people.

On July 5, 2009, Chinese security forces brutally suppressed a peaceful protest by Uyghurs in Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan, and killed many protestors according to eyewitnesses.  Ethnic unrest and violence followed, as well as one of the Chinese government’s fiercest and most repressive crackdowns on Uyghurs in history.

The World Uyghur Congress (, which promotes the human rights of the Uyghur people on behalf of the Uyghur exile community worldwide, is spearheading the global commemoration of July 5th.  WUC and its affiliate Uyghur human rights organizations are organizing actions in 17 countries, including but not limited to the United States, Japan, Turkey, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.  The actions will include demonstrations in front of Chinese foreign missions, marches, and conferences and teach-ins on the July 5th events and the aftermath.  For a list of actions worldwide, see

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Request for information related to July 5 unrest and subsequent detentions

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is collecting first- and second-hand accounts from Uyghurs in the diaspora regarding human rights abuses that took place on and after July 5, 2009, related to the July 5 unrest in Urumchi. If you or someone you know personally have information regarding repression or abuses related to July 5, including arbitrary detentions of family members or friends, please contact UHRP so that we can document this information and include it in an upcoming report. If you are willing, we may ask you to come in for a research interview, or, if that is not possible, conduct an interview by telephone.

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Uyghurs demonstrate in Brussels in front of the Chinese Embassy

5 February 2010

Uyghurs held a demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy in Brussels to commemorate the anniversary of their revolt of 5th February 1997 and the Ghulja massacres by the Chinese authorities.

Demonstrators held banners demanding:


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Demonstration in Munich in commemoration of the 13 anniversary of the Ghulja massacre

Published on 3 February 2010

The East Turkestan Union in Europe (ETUE) will hold a rally in response to the call of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre and to condemn the ongoing brutal Chinese crackdown against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan. The protest will be held on February 5, 2010 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in front of the Chinese General Consulate in at Romanstr. 107. 80639 Munich.

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Demonstration at 16:40 (10 Dec 2009) on Odeonsplatz in Munich

10 December 2009 is the 61st Anniversary of the International Human Rights day

The Uyghur community in Munich is mobilizing to denounce the daily violation of the fundamental rights of the minorities, by the People’s Republic of China.

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Protestors Call for China to End Discrimination and Violence towards Uyghurs

Demonstration in Geneva, 7 August 2009

The demonstration will start at the Palais de Wilson at 13h00 and progress to the Place des Nations at UN.

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July 20, 2009, 5:30 pm EST
Contact: World Uyghur Congress +49 (89) 54321999
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WUC calls all Uyghur organizations around the world to organize protests in front of the Chinese embassies

For immediate release
July 01, 2009,
Contact: World Uyghur Congress, Tel  +49 89 54321999, Fax 089 54349789,
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Uyghur Leader Support Tibetan Protest against Beijing 2008 at theClosing Ceremony

Thursday, 26th August 2004

Chinese Dissidents and Uyghur Leader Support Tibetan Protest against Beijing 2008 at the Closing Ceremony

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