Save Kashgar‘s Old Town!

Society for Threatened Peoples, 1 May 2010

Society for Threatened Peoples — The Old Town of the city of Kashgar, which is over 2000 years old, in the north-west of China is threatened with destruction. In the coming five years about 200,000 people are to be re-housed in so-called  earthquake-proof apartment buildings. The project, which began on 27th February 2009, involves the destruction of 85 percent of the basic fabric, which is centuries old. Kashgar has the reputation of being the most important Islamic town in central Asia in terms of cultural history. Only 15 percent of the old houses are to be retained in the framework of an open-air museum to present to the 1.5 million tourists from home and abroad the old Islamic culture.

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An urgent appeal to the UN, European Parliament and all governments from the World Uyghur Congress

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Uyghur communities around the world are deeply concerned about the unprecedented bloodshed on July 5th 2009 in Urumqi,

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Protestors Call for China to End Discrimination and Violence towards Uyghurs

Demonstration in Geneva, 7 August 2009

The demonstration will start at the Palais de Wilson at 13h00 and progress to the Place des Nations at UN.

For immediate release
July 20, 2009, 5:30 pm EST
Contact: World Uyghur Congress +49 (89) 54321999
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The Uighurs, Central Asia and Turkey: Troubles across Turkestan

The Economist, 16 July 2009

THE plight of Turkey’s Kurdish minority has never been of compelling interest to ordinary Chinese people. But in the past few days internet forums in China have been clamouring their support for Kurdish separatists. As Chinese security forces reimpose order after a bloody spasm of ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, Turkey is finding itself in the line of fire.

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UAA AND WUC CONDEMN AL QAEDA STATEMENT

For immediate release
July 14, 2009
Contact: World Uyghur Congress +49 (89) 54321999, contact@uyghurcongress.org

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Human Rights: World Uyghur Congress supports the hunger strikes of Italian Radical MPs

For immediate release
Contact: World Uyghur Congress,
Tel:  +49 89 54321999, Fax: 089 54349789
Email:  contact@uyghurcongress.org
July 09, 2009
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HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA: PARLIAMENTARIANS ON HUNGER STRIKE TO DEMAND A G8 INTERVENTION FOR THE RESPECT OF UIGHURS RIGHTS

Rome, 8th July 2009

Since this evening the Italian Parliamentarians Matteo Mecacci, Rita Bernardini, Maria Antonietta Farina Coscioni, Roberto Giachetti, Marco Perduca, Maurizio Turco and Elisabetta Zamparutti have started a hunger strike to demand an intervention of the leaders assembled at the G8 Summit Conference in L’Aquila towards China, calling for the end of violence in the Xinjang region, a fact-finding mission on riots which erupted into violence in the last days and the respect of Uighurs rights.

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will hold a press conference on 8 July 2009

For immediate release
July 7, 2009, 12:00 Germany
Contact: World Uyghur Congress            Tel: +49 89 5432 1999

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