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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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress, UNPO and Norwegian Uyghur Committee Nominate Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize

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

In recognition for his tireless work in raising the human rights concerns of the Uyghur people and for promoting peaceful interethnic dialogue in China, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) and Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK) have nominated Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize. The Rafto Prize is awarded annually to recognize the work of human rights defenders and to shed light on serious human rights violations.

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Wife of Canadian citizen jailed 13 years in China fears he’s been ‘forgotten’ amid Huawei crisis

Global News, 24 January 2019

By Josh Elliott – When they were little, Kamila Telendibaeva’s sons used to ask her the same question every day: “When is my dad going to come back?”

Three of her four boys are teenagers now, and they don’t ask about their dad much anymore — except when they see the news. They get worried when they read headlines like “China is holding a million Muslim Uighurs in secretive internment camps.

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Birthday cards to cheer jailed Canadian in China

The Intelligencer, 23 January 2019

By Intelligencer Staff  – The birthday cards will probably reach the man, but it’s not likely to be a happy birthday.

On March 1, Huseyin Celil, a Canadian, will turn 50 inside a Chinese prison.

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Weekly Brief January 18th

World Uyghur Congress, 18 January 2019

Civil Society and Scholars Call for Release of Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti on 5 Year Anniversary of His Arrest

On the five year anniversary of the arrest of Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti, the world Uyghur Congress organised a joint appeal from 18 civil society groups and 132 scholars called 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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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Kerem Abduweli

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

The WUC is deeply saddened by the news of Kerem Abduweli’s death reported this week in Chinese custody. He reportedly died last year, but news of his death did not emerge until this week. Mr. Abduweli was a prominent Uyghur religious scholar and political prisoner. He was 62 years old when he died and had been held in a Chinese prison for about 28 years, having been detained since 1990. His death was reportedly confirmed by this brother who lives in Sweden.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Calls For Release of Ilham Tohti Four Years After Life Sentence

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

On the fourth anniversary of the sentencing of Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti to life in prison, the World Uyghur Congress calls for renewed attention to the case of imprisoned scholars, writers, bloggers and artists in China in 2018.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Demands Answers from the Chinese Government on the Countless Cases of Enforced Disappearance of Uyghurs

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

Today, the 30th of August, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On this day, we remember the countless Uyghurs and all those around the world who have been forcibly disappeared. This day is an important occasion to keep the victims of enforced disappearance in our collective memory and to continue to seek justice and accountability on their behalf.

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