The Dark Side of the Chinese Dream

The Nation, 03 July 2018

By Rian Thum and Jeffrey Wasserstrom – Donald Trump got one thing right in his campaign: Americans should worry about China. But trade is not the reason. Over the past year, the country has let a Nobel Peace Prize winner die in prison—something that last occurred in the Nazi era.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 9th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or

On July 5, 2018, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in Urumqi, East Turkistan. Protests will be held around the world to remember all those who were killed, forcefully disappeared and the thousands of peaceful Uyghur protesters who were injured by the armed Chinese police and security forces between July 5-7 in 2009 and the WUC calls on the Chinese government to fulfil its international human rights commitments and open an independent investigation into countless disappearances.

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The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps

Think Progress, 03 July 2018

By  – In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows.

Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as Uyghurs, the camps, according to one U.S. commission studying the region, present the “largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”

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Uyghur Exile Group Leader’s Mother Died in Xinjiang Detention Center

Radio Free Asia, 02 July 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – The recently deceased mother of Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) exile group, died while in detention at a “political re-education camp” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to security officials.

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Uyghur Friendship Group Holds First Event in the European Parliament

World Uyghur Congress, 27 June 2018

On 26 June 2018, from 12:30 – 14:30, the Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP) held their first event in the European Parliament since their inception. The conference was entitled “A People Under Threat: Hundreds of Thousands of Uyghurs Arbitrary Detained in China” and focused on the mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in political indoctrination camps in East Turkistan.

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Weekly Brief – June 22nd

World Uyghur Congress, 22 June 2018

WUC Calls on the International Community to Protect Uyghur Refugees on World Refugee Day

On June 20th, the WUC issued a press release highlighting the plight of Uyghur refugees and calling on the international community to protect them, marking World Refugee Day.

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Amnesty International, 21 June 2018

Guligeina Tashimaimaiti has not been heard from since 26 December 2017, when she returned from Malaysia to her hometown in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Her family fear that she has been detained at a re-education camp and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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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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