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 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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Weekly Brief January 25

World Uyghur Congress, 25 January 2019

WUC Holds Advocacy Meetings in London To Raise Uyghur Plight

The President of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, and Uyghur human rights activist Rahime Mahmut were in London this week to meet with British Parliament Members and Muslim organisations in London such as Muslim Aid and the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body – the Muslim Council of Britain.

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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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Weekly Brief January 11

World Uyghur Congress, 11 January 2019

WUC Holds Advocacy Meetings at the European Parliament To Raise Uyghur Plight

The President of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, WUC Policy Coordinator Ryan Barry, the Ilham Tohti Initiative Director Enver Can and the Unrepresented Nations of Peoples Organisation representative Lucia Parruci met with Members of the European Parliament to discuss the latest developments in the human rights crisis in East Turkistan and what further actions the European Union can take to address the mass arbitrary detention of over one million Uyghurs in internment camps.

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Weekly Brief January 4

World Uyghur Congress, 4 January 2019

Pressure Growing for the Muslim World to Speak Out on Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

Last week on behalf of the Uyghurs in East Turkistan as well as the Uyghur diaspora, the World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa urgently appealed 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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Weekly Brief December 17

World Uyghur Congress, 17 December 2018

Protest In Munich On International Human Rights Day

The Uyghur community in Munich protested at the Odeonsplatz in recognition of International Human Rights Day on Monday 10 December 2018, to bring attention to the current situation in East Turkistan. The protest highlighted the abhorrent human rights situation in China, especially the mass arbitrary detention of more than one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other ethnicities in internment camps.

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Weekly Brief November 23

World Uyghur Congress, 23 November 2018

WUC Issues Statement On UN Security Council China Visit

The WUC issued a press release this week regarding the UN Security Council’s official visit to China this week from November 22-25, as a means for China to highlight development in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and its role as a supporter of UN peacekeeping operations.

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