Weekly Brief February 1st

World Uyghur Congress, 1 February 2019

WUC Joins 37 NGOs in Calling for a UN Human Rights Council Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in China

The WUC has joined a broad-ranging group of more than three dozen NGOs representing and supporting Chinese, Uyghur and Tibetan communities to call on governments in Geneva to adopt a resolution at the March session of the Human Rights Council.

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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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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 Concerned by Mass Arrests of Bitter Winter Reporters

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is deeply concerned by reports that more than 45 contributers for Bitter Winter have been arrested or have disappeared in China since August 2018. Bitter Winter is a magazine published by CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, headquartered in Torino, Italy, which focuses on issues of human rights and religious freedom in China. These reporters had risked their lives to report on and raise awareness of numerous human rights violations and suppression of religious freedom across China. The WUC is very concerned for their safety and calls for their immediately release.

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Weekly Brief August 24th

World Uyghur Congress, 24 August 2018

Germany Halts All Deportations of Uyghurs to China

It was announced this week that the German government has decided not to deport Uyghurs or other Muslim minority to China due to the severe persecution Uyghurs are subjected to on behalf of their ethnic identity. The halt in deportations was a result of an information request from German MP Margarete Bause and her team, as well as work from the World Uyghur Congress and civil society organisations to raise awareness of the situation in East Turkistan.

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Weekly Brief May 4th

World Uyghur Congress, 4 May 2018

WUC Holds Successful March and Demonstration on 27 April 2018 in Brussels

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) along with its co-organisers, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), held a successful demonstration in Brussels, Belgium on April 27th, 2018.

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Weekly Brief March 2nd

World Uyghur Congress, 2 March 2018

20 Relatives of Uyghur Journalist Detained

This week it was widely reported that 20 relatives of Gulchehra Hoja, a journalist working at Radio Free Asia, who were still living in East Turkestan were detained by Chinese police and sent to ‘re-education’ camps. Gulchehra has worked for Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur service for 17 years and has reported extensively on the numerous human rights violations being perpetrated by the Chinese government against the Uyghur people. The arrest of her relatives was likely done in retaliation to her efforts to draw attention to these issues.

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Urgent Action: 20 Relatives of Uighur Journalist Detained

 

Amnesty International, 1 March 2018

Approximately 20 relatives of Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist living abroad, have been detained and are at risk of torture. Based in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, her family members are all thought to have been targeted due to Gulchehra Hoja’s work.

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