Press Release – For immediate release
29 August 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]
The UN International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances is one of the most important in the UN commemorative calendar. This longstanding practice has been used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against Uyghurs has had devastating effects upon them, in particular since July 2009 where possibly thousands of Uyghurs have subsequently been disappeared. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would therefore like to use this occasion to remind the international community of the ongoing enforced disappearances of Uyghur in East Turkestan, and to call upon them to urge the PRC to establish an investigation so as to hold those responsible to account.
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