PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

Press Release – For immediate release
22 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Italy, the WUC calls on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Troubled By Continued Intimidation of Activists Outside China

Press Release – For immediate release
12 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The Kazakh government should cease intimidation against peaceful activists campaigning for detained relatives in China and release Serikzhan Bilash. The Kazakh activist was arrested on March 10th, charged with “inciting ethnic discord” and given two months’ house arrest while he awaits trial.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Stands in Solidarity with the Tibetan People on the 60th Anniversary Tibetan National Uprising Day

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10 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur people stand in solidarity and friendship with the Tibetan people on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of March 10, 1959. The Tibetan National Uprising Day commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the Chinese Communist Party’s occupation in Tibet.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Highlights Plight of Uyghur Women in East Turkistan and Work of Uyghur Women Activists on International Women’s Day

Press Release – For immediate release
8 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On International Women’s Day, the World Uyghur Congress draws attention to the very difficult situation faced by Uyghur women in East Turkistan. Uyghur women face multiple forms of discrimination simultaneously and are subject to routine human rights abuses on the basis of the ethnic identity and gender.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Highlights Attempts to Erode Uyghur Language on International Mother Language Day 2019

Press Release – For immediate release
21 February 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2019, the World Uyghur Congress highlights the dire situation of the Uyghur language, as policies from the Chinese government have sought to erode and undermine its use. The Uyghur language continues to be suppressed with efforts over the two last years amounting to an outright ban of the language as a medium of instruction in schools affecting millions of students.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Concerned by Recent Attempts to Disrupt Uyghur Related Academic Events

Press Release – For immediate release
18 February 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress condemns recent attempts to disrupt academic events relating to Uyghur issues. A disturbing trend has emerged involving Chinese students or officials interrupting or intimidating Uyghur activists and academics presenting on the human rights crisis in East Turkistan in several Western countries. It is a clear attempt to silence discussion of the grave human rights violations perpetrated against the Uyghur people and to censor academic discourse.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Deeply Concerned Over Fate of Uyghur Musician Abdurehim Heyit

Press Release – For immediate release
11 February 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is deeply concerned about the welfare of prominent Uyghur musician and poet Abdurehim Heyit, after it was reported that he had passed away in Chinese custody on February 9th, in a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Official Statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Regarding Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

Turkish Foreign Ministry, 9 February 2018

QR-6, 9 February 2019, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, in response to a question regarding serious human rights violations perpetrated against Uighur Turks and the passing away of folk poet Abdurehim Heyit.

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