World Uyghur Congress Statement on Upcoming UN Security Council China Visit

World Uyghur Congress, 20 November 2018

UN Security Council diplomats will visit China this week from November 22-25 as a means for China to highlight development in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and its role as a supporter of UN peacekeeping operations.

Thus far, there has been no indication that the one million Uyghurs and other Turkic groups arbitrarily detained in internment camps in East Turkistan will be raised by diplomats with their Chinese counterparts.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghurs in exile urge an end to ‘business as usual’ approach with China, call for action for immediate closure of internment camps

Press Release – For immediate release
15 November 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In the face of mounting evidence of the extent of China’s internment camp system holding over one million Uyghurs and other Turkic groups, Uyghurs in exile have outlined eight immediate steps for coordinated action by governments.

At a conference held in Munich, Germany, over 250 Uyghur activists, academics and community leaders came together to build on the strategic approach of the Uyghur community around the world to directly address the camps, the comprehensive repression in East Turkistan and China’s persecution of Uyghurs abroad.

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Weekly Brief November 12

World Uyghur Congress, 12 November 2018

Over One Thousand Uyghur March In Geneva To Protest Internment Camps In China

On November 6 in Geneva Switzerland, over one thousand Uyghurs, Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, Chinese Christians and Vietnamese  gathered together to protest against China’s abhorrent human rights record and to call for the release of all those arbitrary detained in internment camps at the start of the Universal Periodic Review of China’s human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council.

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Western Governments Urge China to Close Internment Camps at UN Rights Review

Press Release – For immediate release 
7 November 2018 
Contact:  World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

A number of largely Western governments made strong recommendations calling on China to halt its repressive measures against Uyghurs, to close the internment camps holding over one million, or allow UN independent experts into the region to investigate.

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Joint Press Statement — China UPR: Civil Society Deeply Concerned by Removal of Key Stakeholder Information by the OHCHR for Upcoming UPR of China

World Uyghur Congress, 5 November 2018

November 5, 2018 — We, the undersigned, express deep concern over the removal of valuable stakeholder information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for consideration by UN members states ahead of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the People’s Republic of China.

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World Uyghur Congress Saddened by the Passing of Lodi Gyari Rinpoche

World Uyghur Congress, 30 October 2018

The World Uyghur Congress was saddened this week to hear about the passing of Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, former Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the United States and tireless supporter and advocate for universal human rights.

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Uyghur Congress Statement on China’s Radical Reframing of Internment Camp System

World Uyghur Congress, 19 October 2018

The Chinese government this week took a significant step in radically reframing their extensive use of political indoctrination camps holding over one million Uyghurs and other Turkic groups. A new video report from state media paints a picture in dramatic contrast to the trove or reporting from civil society, academics and diplomatic missions to the region illustrating pervasive human rights abuses.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress to Hold Strategy Meetings In November

Press Release – For immediate release
17 October 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The WUC has organized a series of events from November 7-11, 2018 in Munich, Germany, including an Annual Executive Committee Meeting, a three-day East Turkistan Global Consulting Conference, a Uyghur Youth Networking Workshop, a celebration of East Turkistan National Day and a Uyghur Culture Event.

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