Announcement: Demonstrations to be held at Thai Embassy in Berlin

9 July 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

UntitledThe World Uyghur Congress announces that demonstrations will be held in front of the Royal Thai Embassy (Königlich Thailändische Botschaft) in Berlin, Germany on Friday July 10, beginning at 15:00. The embassy is located at Lepsiusstraße 64, 12163 Berlin.

The demonstrations are in response to the recent decision made by the Thai and Chinese governments to deport over 100 Uyghur civilians back to China. In the early morning of Wednesday, July 8th, reportedly 109 Uyghurs, who had been held in immigration detention facilities across in Bangkok for over a year, were hurriedly gathered at a military airport where two Chinese planes were waiting to return them to an unknown location in China.

The World Uyghur Congress therefore has called on the international community to urge the Thai and Chinese governments to uphold international law and respect what is laid down in the 1951 Refugee Convention with regards to the rights of refugees.