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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WUC Joins NGO Coalition in Calling on Belgian Newspaper Le Soir to Stop Publishing Chinese Propaganda Articles

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has joined the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), la Ligue des droits Humains, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisations (UNPO) and the Tibetan Community of Belgium in sending an open letter to the Director General and Editing Director of Belgian Newspaper Le Soir, Oliver De Raeymaeker, urging him to stop publishing propaganda inserts from official Chinese press bodies in his newspaper.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates Tiananmen Square Democracy Protestors on 29th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

World Uyghur Congress, 4 June 2018

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where thousands of Chinese protestors were brutally suppressed for holding demonstrations calling for democracy and for their basic human rights to be respected. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed with estimates ranging from hundreds to ten thousand merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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Call for Information: Disappearances and Arbitrary Detentions of Uyghurs in ‘Re-education’ Camps

World Uyghur Congress, 12 April 2018

The World Uyghur Congress is putting out an open call for information from the Uyghur community about disappearances or arbitrary detentions of Uyghurs in ‘re-education’ camps in East Turkestan.

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World Uyghur Congress Concludes Round-table Discussion at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway

World Uyghur Congress, 20 March 2018

The World Uyghur Congress held a round table discussion on March 16, Uyghur Linguistic Rights Under Assault: Uyghur Language & Cultural Rights In East Turkestan, under the co-sponsorship of the Norwegian Uyghur Committee and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

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One Voice, One Step Worldwide Demonstrations Gains International Attention

World Uyghur Congress, 20 March 2018

Last Thursday, 15 March 2018, hundreds of Uyghurs demonstrated in cities around the world to draw attention to the Chinese government’s repression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and urge the international community to take action. Demonstrations were held in 15 cities in 14 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Finland and Japan

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Women Organise Worldwide Demonstrations Through ‘One Voice, One Step’ Initiatiative

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

The WUC is proud to support Uyghur women around the world in the ‘One Step, One Voice’ Initiative, who have organised a series of demonstrations on March 15th. The demonstrations seek bring attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in East Turkestan, especially China’s mass detention of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in ‘re-education’ camps, and to demand that action be taken by the international community. Demonstrations will be held in 15 cities in 13 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Finland and Japan.

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World Uyghur Congress Sends Letter to Canadian PM Ahead of Visit

World Uyghur Congress, 5 December 2017

The World Uyghur Congress sent a letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, last week ahead of his anticipated visit to China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Trudeau government has been relatively silent on human rights issues in the past, but has emphasised that its “quiet diplomacy” has been effective in terms of moving forward on these issues. A copy of the letter can be found below:

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