Press Release: The World Uyghur Congress Remembers the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

Press Release – For immediate release
30 August  2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Today, the 30th of August, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On this day, we remember all those across the world who have been forcibly disappeared, including the hundreds of Uyghurs who have disappeared at the hands of Chinese police and military personnel. This day is an important occasion to keep the victims of enforced disappearance in our collective memory and to continue to seek justice and accountability on their behalf.

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Chinese Muslim Dissidents Remain Protected In EU, But For How Long?

Forbes, 16 August 2017

By David Hutt – Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours. Isa is considered a terrorist by Beijing but in 2006 he was given German citizenship. Today, he is the General Secretary of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC), an advocacy group that, it says, represents “the collective interest of the Uyghur people,” many of whom demand independence from China.

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China’s New Security Concern – The Kazakhs

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, 8 August 2017

By Galym Bokash, Ruslan Medelbek & Nurtai Lakhanuly – Relations between Kazakhstan and China have been good for more than two decades now.

The two neighboring countries have what could easily be described as excellent economic ties, with trade between them totaling billions of dollars annually.

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Muslim Ethnic Minority Students ‘Incommunicado’ After Repatriation to China

Radio Free Asia, 7 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Seven ethnic minority Kazakhs who hold Chinese passports are in hiding in Turkey after their political asylum applications were rejected by Kazakhstan, with two others now incommunicado after being repatriated to China from Egypt, sources told RFA on Monday.

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Detained Uyghur Students Held by Egypt’s Intelligence Service

Radio Free Asia, 19 July 2017

By Jilil Kashgary — Ethnic Uyghur students detained in Egypt for deportation to China are being held by the country’s national intelligence service, according to an activist, as a human rights group said the agency’s involvement is a clear indication that Beijing had ordered the roundup.

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Open Letter from USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley to Gulmira Imin on the 8th Anniversary of Her Arrest

USCIRF, 14 July 2014

Dear Gulmira:

I write to you as July 14th comes to an end. On that day eight years ago, as you know all too well, Chinese government officials arrested you. While this open letter may never reach you, I want you to know that as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, I am ardently advocating on your behalf.

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China: Where are the Uyghurs disappeared after the July 5, 2009 unrest?

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 3 July 2017

In the wake of unrest in Urumchi in 2009 reports of Uyghurs forcibly disappeared in security sweeps of the city’s neighborhoods emerged in media articles and the reports of human rights organizations.

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Uyghur Woman Missing Three Years After Being Sent Back From Vietnam

Radio Free Asia, 25 June 2017

By Shohret Hoshur — A young Uyghur woman deported from Vietnam to China after trying to join her family in exile has vanished in police custody, her father says, breaking a three-year silence to ask for information on her whereabouts and condition.

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