World Uyghur Congress, 12 October 2018

WUC Welcomes the release of Uyghur Asylum Seekers from Malaysia

This week, the World Uyghur Congress issued a press release welcoming the recent release of 11 Uyghur asylum seekers in Malaysia to a safe third country after nearly five years of being detained without charge in immigration detention facilities in Thailand and Malaysia.

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Weekly Brief October 5

World Uyghur Congress, 5 October 2018

European Parliament Adopts Resolution Calling Attention to Uyghur Internment Camps

An Urgency Resolution was adopted by European Parliament on October 4th by a group of members related to China’s use of internment camps holding over one million Uyghurs and Kazakhs in East Turkistan.

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Weekly Brief September 28

World Uyghur Congress, 28 September 2018

Uyghur Man in UAE At Risk Of Deportation To China

The WUC issued a press release this weekexpressing serious concern for the well-being of Mr. Abudujilili Supi, an ethnic Uyghur who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates on unclear charges and is now at imminent risk of deportation to China where he would be at certain risk of arbitrary detention and possible torture.

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Weekly Brief September 21st

World Uyghur Congress, 21 September 2018

Sweden Announces Moratorium on Deportations of Uyghurs to China

The Swedish Migration Agency has made public its decision to halt deportations of Uyghurs to China until further notice. The agency published a legal analysis of the situation relevant to the decision acknowledging the systematic persecution of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who have been returned to China and the current human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

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World Uyghur Congress, 14 September 2018

WUC Representatives to Meet With the U.S. Officials in White House

On Monday, 10 September 2018 the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa and Chairman of the WUC Executive Committee Ömer Kanat paid a brief visit to Washington to discuss the US considering sanctions against culpable Chinese officials. Shortly after the meeting, high-level US officials in the current Administration stated that the US government was currently considering using the Global Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions.

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World Uyghur Congress, 7 September 2018

Uyghur Family of Four in Sweden at Risk of Imminent Deportation to China

A Uyghur family of four has had their asylum claim denied several times in Sweden and are now at significant risk of being imminently deported to China where they most likely would be subjected to serious human rights violations including enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture.

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Weekly Brief August 31st

World Uyghur Congress, 31 August 2018

UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination Critical of China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Findings

The UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on its review of China on 30 August 2018. The Committee’s initial review of China gained widespread coverage as the Chinese delegation was forced to answer questions from the committee members of its rampant racial and ethnic discrimination of Uyghurs, Tibetans and other ethnicities. The Committee also raised China’s arbitrary detention of over 1 million Uyghurs in political indoctrination camps and brought considerable attention to the issue.

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Weekly Brief August 24th

World Uyghur Congress, 24 August 2018

Germany Halts All Deportations of Uyghurs to China

It was announced this week that the German government has decided not to deport Uyghurs or other Muslim minority to China due to the severe persecution Uyghurs are subjected to on behalf of their ethnic identity. The halt in deportations was a result of an information request from German MP Margarete Bause and her team, as well as work from the World Uyghur Congress and civil society organisations to raise awareness of the situation in East Turkistan.

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