A “Life or Death Struggle” In East Turkestan; Uyghurs Face Unprecedented Persecution In Post-Olympic Period

Press Release — For immediate release
4 December 2008
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines sweeping security measures being targeted at Uyghurs in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR) following a series of violent attacks that took place prior to and during the Beijing Olympics.” While Uyghurs had experienced widespread repressive measures in the months and years leading up to the Olympics, the arrests, detentions and military and security presence being implemented following these attacks, and in the wake of the Olympic Games, indicate an unprecedented level of repression in the region. While Chinese government authorities claim the security measures are aimed at punishing individuals involved in a series of violent attacks in East Turkestan, the scope of the clampdown represents a broad, far-reaching campaign of intimidation and fear aimed at the Uyghur community.

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WUC – UAA Submission for the 4th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Press Release — For immediate release
1 September 2008
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In this submission, the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur American Association (UAA) provide information under the general guidelines for the preparation of information.The report was submitted for the 4th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) when China was one of the countries under review.

The report was compiled and completed in Hawaii upon a visit of Rebiya Kadeer to the University of Hawaii during the conclusion of the Olympics in Beijing. The report is submitted on 1 September 2008.

The report can be downloaded here.

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