Weekly Brief February 8th

World Uyghur Congress, 8 February 2019

WUC, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and ISHR Call for UN Fact-Finding Mission to East Turkistan in Joint Statement and Press Conference

On 4 February 2019 , the WUC joined Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights in issuing a joint statement calling on the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution establishing an international inquiry on East Turkistan to investigate the serious human rights violations occurring there, especially in the internment camps at its upcoming session in February/March 2019.
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Weekly Brief October 6th

World Uyghur Congress, 26 October 2018

BBC Investigation Reveals New Evidence of Internment Camps

A BBC News investigation has provided new evidence of the mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in internment camps. The BBC team analysed updated satellite imagery and sent a team to the region to East Turkistan to try and visit the camps.

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PRESS RELEASE: Thousands to Protest Against Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs on November 6th in Geneva Switzerland

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

At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland on November 6, 2018. Protesters will meet outside Palais Wilson at 09:00, will march at 10:00 to the Broken Chair where a static demonstration will be held from 11:00-13:00 including speeches from civil society and other leaders.

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Press Release: Consultative status of human rights group under fire at the United Nations

Society for Threatened Peoples, 31 May 2018

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has warned against restricting the freedom of independent non-governmental organizations at the United Nations (UN). “The influence of authoritarian states in the world organization continues to grow. Non-governmental organizations must not be silenced just because they draw attention to serious human rights violations,” said STP’s director Ulrich Delius.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC President Dolkun Isa Finally Admitted to UN Indigenous Forum

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

After nearly 2 weeks of confusion and rejection, WUC President Dolkun Isa was finally allowed to enter the UN premises and participate in the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues on April 25th. Despite being approved to attend the Forum weeks in advance and being re-approved via email just last week, Mr. Isa was twice prevented from entering the UN premises to participate in the Forum. Isa’s entrance required the intervention from the UN Permanent Missions of the United States and Germany.

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World Uyghur Congress Universal Periodic Review of China Report Submission

World Uyghur Congress, 24 April 2018

The World Uyghur Congress submitted a parallel report to be considered ahead of China’s 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review in November 2018. The report outlines the most pressing concerns for the Uyghur population in China over the last five years and provides concrete recommendations for China and for the international community.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC President Prevented for Second Straight Year from Participating in UN Indigenous Forum Despite Prior Approval

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns in the strongest terms the decision taken by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) to wrongfully prevent WUC President Dolkun Isa from participating in the 17thsession of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, despite his prior approval.

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