Reeducation Returns to China

Foreign Affairs, 20 June 2018

By Adrian Zenz  In recent months, troubling details have emerged about a sprawling network of secretive political reeducation camps in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. Both official and leaked evidence indicates that up to one million Muslims, chiefly from the Uighur minority, have been interned without legal proceedings.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on International Community to Protect Uyghur Refugees on World Refugee Day

Press Release – For immediate release
20 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In recent years, tens of thousands of Uyghurs have fled persecution by the Chinese government in East Turkistan as refugees and asylum seekers. After an often difficult and dangerous journey, many Uyghurs have been granted refuge in countries across the world, where they are active and contributing members of society.

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Uyghur Friendship Group and EPP Convene European Parliament Conference on Human Rights Situation of Uyghurs

Unrepresented Nations & People Organization , 20 June 2018

By UNPO – On 26 June 2018, from 12:30 to 14:30, the Uyghur Friendship Group in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP) will convene its very first meeting since its constitution. Entitled “A People Under Threat: Hundreds of Thousands of Uyghurs Arbitrarily Detained in China”, the high-level event will take place in room 2Q2, inside the European Parliament. By organising this conference, Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who are part of the Uyghur Friendship Group seek to bring to the attention of the international community the worrying developments currently occurring in the so-called Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Focusing in particular on the alarming situation in the region’s “re-education” camps as, the conference will also serve as an occasion to discuss immediate and – crucially – substantive action that the Group could take to put this issue not only on the EU’s agenda, but also raise it internationally.

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Joint NGO Letter To European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker And European Council President Donald Tusk Ahead Of 2018 Eu-China Summit

Press Release – For immediate release
19 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Various organizations including Amnesty International continue to document China’s abusive campaign against human rights. The EU has taken some steps to push back against these developments. Yet the EU’s commitments to promoting human rights has not been matched in China with a willingness to act or a determination to at least achieve releases.

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Weekly Brief: June 15

World Uyghur Congress, 15 June 2018

WUC Commemorates the 30 Year Anniversary of the 1998 Uyghur Student Protests

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 30th anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumqi on June 15th, 1988. The protests themselves stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against the Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs that many students felt.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 30 Year Anniversary of 1988 Uyghur Student Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 30th anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumqi on June 15th, 1988. The protests themselves stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against the Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs that many students felt.

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China: At Summit, EU Should ‘Throw Full Weight Behind’ Human Rights

Human Rights Watch, 14 June 2018

European Union leaders should publicly and privately demand that China release those deprived of their liberty for exercising human rights, including poet Liu Xia, the widow of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter with 23 other nongovernmental organizations. 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Celebrates the Importance of Language on International Uyghur Language Day 2018

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On June 15th, the WUC celebrates the unique Uyghur language and its importance to Uyghur culture, history and society, in recognition of International Uyghur Language Day 2018.

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