Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti

DW, 30 September 2019

DW – The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored the Balkan-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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Kazakhstan: Xinjiang rights movement registered, but in neutered form

Eurasianet, 30 September, 2019

Photo: Ata-Jurt

By Darkhan Umirbekov – Ata-Jurt was key to spotlighting rights abuses in China.

An activist group in Kazakhstan that has led the charge in spotlighting the mass detention of ethnic Kazakhs in western China has after several unsuccessful attempts been registered by the authorities.

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US Urges Action on China’s Uyghur Camps From Muslim World

Radio Free Asia, 27 September, 2019

By Alim Seytoff and Paul Eckert – The United States wrapped up efforts at the United Nations this week to draw attention to the plight of Uyghurs detained in Chinese internment camps, calling on Muslim-majority states such as Pakistan to raise the issue with China.

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Australian Uyghurs call on Federal Government for protection amid detainment fears


ABC News Australia, 27 September 2019

By Joshua Boscaini Uyghurs living in Australia are lobbying the Federal Government to provide urgent refugee protection through the creation of a special humanitarian visa.

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Weekly Brief September 27

World Uyghur Congress, 27 September 2019

Jewher Ilham spoke during an event at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC

On September 23, Jewher Ilham, daughter of well-known economist and scholar Ilham Tohti gave a speech during a side-event organized by the Trump administration at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC.

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PRESS RELEASE: “70 Years of Repression by China is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom Now!” Peaceful March for Human Rights in China on October 1st in Brussels, Belgium

Joint press release

World Uyghur Congress
International Campaign for Tibet
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 
Belgian Uyghur Association
Tibetan Community of Belgium

Brussels, 24 September 2019 – On October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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TikTok—Yes, TikTok—Is the Latest Window Into China’s Police State

Wired, 25 September, 2019

By Isobel Cockerell – Every evening after getting back from his studies, Alip Erkin sits at home in Sydney, Australia, and opens up the video-sharing app TikTok on his Android phone. He’s looking for something in particular: videos from Xinjiang, in northwest China, which he left for the last time in 2012.

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