Press Release – For immediate release
30 December 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese authorities shooting and killing of eight Uyghur demonstrators in Yarkant County (Ch. Sha Che) yesterday. The lack of details released by the Chinese government and press leaves more questions than answers regarding the incident. The WUC calls on the Chinese authorities to disclose all information pertaining to the incident, another example of what is becoming a new trend of state-sponsored violence and arbitrary use of force to silence dissent.
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