Perhat Muhammed

WUC Vice-President Perhat Muhammed

Perhat Muhammed was born in 1964 in East Turkestan and is currently a Vice-President of the World Uyghur Congress. He worked at the New Desk of Uyghur Services of the Xinjiang People’s Radio Station from 1985 until 1992. He has published more than 200 article and news stories since 1982 and he also is the author of 3 books. He joined the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regional Rights Association in 1982 and was promoted as the director of the Uyghur Service of the Xinjiang People’s Radio Station in 1989. He applied for political asylum in Germany in 1995 and gained German citizenship in 2005. He has been an official journalist for the Radio Free Asia since 1999. He was the chef editor of the “Revolution”, “Spark”, “East Turkestan”, “East Turkestan Youth” newspapers, as well as “Unity” magazine since 1993. He was one of the founding members of the East Turkestan Youth Congress in 1996 and the East Turkestan National Congress in 1999 as well as the World Uyghur Congress in 2004. He worked as the director of the publication committee in these organizations and General Secretary and vice president of the East Turkestan Union in Europe. Currently, he is the vice director of the WUC research centre, director of the WUC information centre, as well as the vice president of the East Turkestan Union in Europe.