China’s enemy is Pakistan’s enemy, declares Pak minister

Phayul, 30 September 2011

DHARAMSHALA, September 30: Pakistan this week sought to deepen ties with its “time tested friend” China after the recent souring of relations with the US over allegations that Islamabad was supporting Afghan insurgents based in Pakistan’s tribal regions.

Read More →

Human Rights Violations against Uyghur People Discussed at 18th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2011
Contact:  World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC, 12-30 September 2011) concluded today in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) conveys its deepest gratitude to all stakeholders that raised and discussed the Uyghurs´ plight at the HRC session.

Statements made on item 2: Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the UN Secretary-General

On 12 September, the Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP) expressed its preoccupation on a new Strike Hard Campaign implemented in East Turkestan: “Egalement très préoccupant est le sort du peuple Uyghur, de religion musulmane, dans la région du Xinjian. L’annonce des autorités de la République populaire de Chine d’une nouvelle campagne dénommée « frapper fort » censée s’attaquer à des éléments terroristes fait craindre une nouvelle vague d’arrestations, disparitions forcées et exactions diverses tendant à marginaliser la population Uyghur sur ses propres terres. Nous apprécierions que vous portiez votre attention sur cette question.”

Read More →

Amid US Pakistan Rift, Both Sides Look to Beijing

VoA, 29 September 2011

U.S. accusations of links between Pakistan’s spy agency and one of the deadliest terrorist networks operating in Afghanistan have severely strained an already tense relationship. As the dispute continues, both Washington and Islamabad have turned to China for assistance. China has so far been unwilling to play a more prominent role in Pakistan.

Read More →

UK in talks with US to resettle Uyghurs

Bermuda Sun, 28 September 2011
By Raymond Hainey

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: The UK is looking to the US to resettle the Uyghurs, a UK Minister has said.

The four former Guantanamo Bay detainees were brought to Bermuda in June 2009 after an agreement between former Premier Dr Ewart Brown and the Obama administration.

Read More →

Laid-Off Profs Reject Deal

RFA, 27 September 2011

Uyghur teachers in Xinjiang call for an end to China’s bilingual education policy.

A group of 20 Uyghur professors at a teachers college in northwestern China has refused new positions in school security after they were laid off because they could not speak fluent Mandarin, saying that authorities should abandon a policy of bilingual education in the region.

Read More →

Uyghur Organizations to Stage Demonstrations on the occasion of the Chinese National Day

Press Release – For immediate release
27 September 2011
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or
[email protected]

On the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrated each year on 1 October, Uyghur organizations worldwide will stage demonstrations to protest the occupation of their homeland East Turkestan, also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR), 62 years ago. While the Chinese government celebrate the foundation of the PRC, 1 October represents a mourning day for the Uyghur people since it symbolizes the loss of freedom and human rights. With the protest actions, the Uyghur exile movement also aims to raise awareness on the ongoing human rights abuses against the Uyghurs.

Read More →

China wants police to use social media

The Times of India, 27 September 2011

BEIJING: More Chinese police should use microblogs to give the public “correct” facts and release authorized information to dispel misunderstandings, the Ministry of Public Security said, in a new effort to counter critics of the government.

Read More →