PRESS RELEASE: WUC Deeply Concerned Over Uyghurs Recently Escaped From Thai Immigration Detention Facility

Press Release – For immediate release
22 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress is deeply concerned over the treatment of Uyghurs who have recently escaped their immigration detention facility in southern Thailand. Consistent rhetoric from China has framed all Uyghurs escaping the country as criminals who should be immediately returned, renewing fears that Thailand may submit to such pressure, as in the past.

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PRESS RELEASE: Family Members of Former WUC President Arbitrarily Detained in East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
21 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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Over the last three months, Chinese authorities have detained a number of relatives of former WUC President and Uyghur rights activist, Rebiya Kadeer. Among those detained have been Ms. Kadeer’s sisters, brothers, sons, grandchildren and extended relatives, amid much more broad and extensive detentions of Uyghurs who have been sent to political ‘re-education’ centers.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Maintains Momentum Through 6th General Assembly in Munich, Germany

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14 November 2017

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The World Uyghur Congress concluded its 6th General Assembly in Munich, Germany by maintaining its firm commitment to supporting the rights of the Uyghur population in East Turkestan. Former President Rebiya Kadeer was approved by the delegates as new Special Leader, and the meeting also saw the election of long-time Uyghur activist and co-founder of the WUC, Dolkun Isa, as its new president, former vice-president, Omer Kanat, elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on US President Trump to Substantively Raise Human Rights Concerns During Upcoming Visit

Press Release – For immediate release
3 November 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress calls on US President Trump, during his upcoming visit to Beijing next week, to stand firm on past principles of openness and tolerance as well as public support for human rights at home and abroad. Trump should make explicit the United States’ longstanding commitment to supporting the vulnerable and the voiceless in any society – this time he must call on China to cease its unending campaign against the Uyghur population in East Turkestan.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Concerned With 19th Party Congress Rhetoric

Press Release – For immediate release
20 October 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress has been closely watching the developments of the 19th Party Congress this week in Beijing and remain worried about rhetoric underscoring policies that undermine the basic rights of the Uyghur population. Xi’s rhetoric during his marathon speech reinforced his approach during the preceding five years in which strict clampdowns on civil society and dissent were achieved.

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Civil Society & Scholars Call on China to Immediately Release Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti Five Years After Arrest

World Uyghur Congress, 15 January 2019

On the five year anniversary of the arrest of Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti, civil society is calling for China to grant his immediate release and to heed calls for the release of an untold number of Uyghur scholars currently detained.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy Training Workshop in Stockholm

Press Release – For immediate release
5 October 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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The World Uyghur Congress is proud to announce that we will be holding a three-day Uyghur human rights advocacy training workshop in partnership with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Sweden Uyghur Education Union from October 13-15 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The workshop will bring together more than 50 interested Uyghur participants and will focus on improving their capacity to engage in human rights advocacy on Uyghur issues at the local and national level. It will provide participants with practical strategies to engage on issues important to Uyghurs including the practice of human rights advocacy in the Swedish context and the use of social media and other online tools in that pursuit.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Deeply Concerned Over Recently Disappeared Uyghur Students in Egypt

Press Release – For immediate release
26 September 2017

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

Egyptian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of 16 Uyghur students who have been forcibly disappeared in Cairo. The recent disappearances merely exacerbate already-present violations against Uyghur students who have been arbitrarily detained since early July.

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