We demand referendum, we are not terrorists: World Uighur Congress’ Dolkun Isa

Zee News, 30 March 2014

Uighurs have again come to the limelight after Malyasia Airlines flight MH370 went missing. Earlier this month, the same ethnic group was blamed by the Chinese government for the ghastly Kunming attack. Dolkun Isa, the Executive Chairman of World Uighur Congress clears the air about Uighurs in a conversation with Namta Gupta.

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‘Expulsion’ of Uighurs still denied by officials

The Phnom Penh Post, 29 March 2014

Border police yesterday continued to deny their alleged involvement in detaining and subsequently deporting a group of 15 ethnic Uighurs to Thailand – where they were arrested – even as a prominent Uighur rights group condemned the Kingdom’s track record in dealing with the Turkic ethnic minority.

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Beijing Finds Neither ‘Iron-Fisted Rule’ Nor Development Bring Order to Xinjiang

WPR, 29 March 2014

On March 1, a group of Uighurs from Xinjiang attacked the Kunming train station in southwest China using foot-long knives, killing 29 and injuring 143. The terror attack, popularly referred to as “China’s 9/11,” is a spillover from Xinjiang’s internal conflict.

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Chinese Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Uyghur Dissident

RFA, 28 March 2014

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have frozen the bank accounts of a detained outspoken ethnic minority Uyghur scholar, leaving his family with no money to live on, according to his wife.

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Uyghur Farmers Detained After Posting Land Complaints Online

RFA, 28 March 2014

Three Uyghur farmers campaigning for compensation for land confiscated in their village in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region were detained and taken away to another city this week after posting a statement outlining their grievances online, farmers said.

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WUC Urges German Chancellor to Raise Uyghur Human Rights Situation with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Press Release – For immediate release
27 March 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ensure that Uyghur human rights remain not only at the top of the agenda but also of conditional importance to diplomatic relations taking place during Mr Xi’s visit to Germany. President Xi’s visit to Germany presents a rare opportunity for Germany to show leadership in the international arena with regard to human rights in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and more specifically concerning Uyghur rights which have markedly deteriorated under President Xi’s leadership.

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HRW says Uighurs detained, expelled

The Phnom Penh Post, 27 March 2014

A group of 15 ethnic minority Uighurs fleeing China who were arrested in the Thai border province of Sa Kaeo on Sunday morning had been detained by authorities in Cambodia hours earlier, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

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Cops hunt Songkhla traffickers

Bangkok Post, 27 March 2014

Songkhla – Police have issued arrest warrants for two men who were allegedly involved in bringing 218 suspected Muslim Uighurs into Songkhla.

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