Press Release – For immediate release
21 October 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns the recent decision by a number of counties in East Turkestan (officially Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) to confiscate passports from Uyghur residents in the area. Photos of a number of posted notices have surfaced from at least four different counties stating that Uyghur residents must promptly turn in their passports to Chinese regional authorities. No clear explanation for the policy has been announced, but follows from a number of other concerning efforts to restrict free movement within East Turkestan and elsewhere.
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