Uyghur Human Rights Activist Expelled from UNPFII

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 8 May 2017

UNPO — On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the UN premises. A coalition of organisations including Human Rights Watch, Minority Rights Group, the UNPO and the Nonviolent Radical Party have joined to publish a press release asking for a full account of the causes of this incident and for the right of indigenous peoples to express themselves to be respected.

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Society for Threatened Peoples Human Rights Council statement re: Uyghurs

Society for Threatened Peoples, 13 March 2017


Thank you Mr. President,

I am speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples to bring the Council’s attention to the worsening situation facing the Uyghur Muslim population from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

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NGOs urge governments to speak out on ongoing crackdown, torture allegations

International Service for Human Rights, 16 February 2017

150714120624-china-lawyers-composite-exlarge-169_2ISHR — In a concerted effort since the early months of the Xi Jinping administration, the Chinese Government has suppressed civil society activity, criminalised human rights defenders and ignored its international human rights obligations.

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World Uyghur Congress Confronts Obstacles at UN Forum on Minority Issues

Press Release – For immediate release
1 December 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or


From November 24-25, the World Uyghur Congress attended the 9th UN Forum on Minority Issues in order to advocate for the Uyghur population in East Turkestan. Despite not standing as a minority in the region of East Turkestan, the WUC finds the Forum useful in engaging with different stakeholders including civil society and state representatives to the UN in Geneva. The Uyghur population stood around 83 percent in 1945, but has since been seriously diluted and now stands at an estimated 46 percent today.

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UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights Plight of Forgotten Minorities in Humanitarian Crises

UNPO, 28 November 2016


UNPOOn 25 November 2016, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), convened a side-event to the 9th Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues.

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Uyghur – Tibetan Protests Against China Draws Huge Crowd in Geneva

The Times Headline, 27 September 2016


By Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui — A large-scale demonstration involving members of the Uyghur and Tibetan communities in Europe was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, 16th September 2016. This was the first large-scale demonstration including a substantial Uyghur delegation since China’s Universal Periodic Review in 2013. The 5-hour march involved about 2000 people from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations.

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Uyghurs, Tibetans stage protest against human rights violations in China (Video)

ANI News, 16 September 2016

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Uyghurs with Tibet activists to protest at UN on 16 Sept against China’s rising human rights violations

NewsBharati,  13 September 2016 

G24_02_45_19_uyghurs_and_tibetans_copy_hight_525_width_700eneva Challenging to various forms of daily harassment and suppression of the ethnic Uyghur people and worsening the condition of the violation of religious freedom in Tibet region, the World Uyghur Congress along with the International Campaign for Tibet will be holding a demonstration march in Geneva, Switzerland. The demonstrations will begin at 11 am on September 16 from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations.

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