Press Release: WUC’s President Urgently Appeals to the Muslim World to Break Its Silence and Stand Up for Uyghurs

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

On behalf of the World Uyghur Congress and the wider Uyghur community, WUC President Dolkun Isa urgently appeals to the Muslim world, and leaders of Muslim-majority countries in particular, to finally end their long silence on the horrific persecution of Uyghurs. Thus far, the response of the Muslim world to the current crisis in East Turkistan has been incredibly disappointing. While Western states are increasingly active on the issue and have been publicly speaking out about the issue, Muslim-majority states have largely been indifferent or have completely ignored the situation.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Deeply Concerned About the Fate of Mistakenly Returned Uyghur Asylum Seeker

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

The WUC is deeply concerned for the life and welfare of the 22 year old Uyghur asylum seeker who was mistakenly returned to China from Germany. Reports emerged last past week stating that he is currently being detained in a Chinese prison and has been charged with ‘separatism’, which could subject him to a lengthily prison sentence or even the death penalty.

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Uyghur Congress Welcomes the Release of Uyghur Asylum Seekers from Malaysia

World Uyghur Congress, 12 October 2018

The World Uyghur Congress welcomed the recent release of 11 Uyghur asylum seekers in Malaysia this week to a safe third country after nearly five years detained without charge in immigration detention facilities. The recent decision comes after years of purposeful indecision from Malaysian authorities, who had been under obligation to promptly deal with their cases.

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Weekly Brief September 21st

World Uyghur Congress, 21 September 2018

Sweden Announces Moratorium on Deportations of Uyghurs to China

The Swedish Migration Agency has made public its decision to halt deportations of Uyghurs to China until further notice. The agency published a legal analysis of the situation relevant to the decision acknowledging the systematic persecution of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who have been returned to China and the current human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

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Weekly Brief August 31st

World Uyghur Congress, 31 August 2018

UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination Critical of China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Findings

The UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on its review of China on 30 August 2018. The Committee’s initial review of China gained widespread coverage as the Chinese delegation was forced to answer questions from the committee members of its rampant racial and ethnic discrimination of Uyghurs, Tibetans and other ethnicities. The Committee also raised China’s arbitrary detention of over 1 million Uyghurs in political indoctrination camps and brought considerable attention to the issue.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes Kazakh Court Decision Not to Deport Asylum Seeker to China

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

The WUC was encouraged today’s decision by court in Kazakhstan to not extradite Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh from East Turkistan who had sought asylum in Kazakhstan after fleeing Chinese authorities. She was initially held on charges of illegally crossing the border into Kazakhstan after she fled East Turkistan where she being forced to teach Chinese history to detainees in political indoctrination camp.

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