Press Release: Historic Joint Protest in Geneva Ahead of UN Visit to China

Press Release – For Immediate Release
10 May, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On May 13th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), together with over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights organisations, will hold a joint protest in Geneva, Switzerland. The participants will call upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to release without further delay her report on the situation in East Turkistan and consult camps survivors, Uyghur groups, Tibetan and Hong Kong groups in the diaspora ahead of her planned visit to China.

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Support the World Uyghur Congress During Ramadan

The month of Mercy and Giving 

The likeness of the believers in their affection, mercy and compassion is like the body: if one part of it complains, the rest of the body responds to it with sleeplessness and fever. ( Al-Hadith )

This Ramadan, together, we can make sure that the plight of millions of Uyghurs and other Turkic people is not forgotten. As Uyghurs and others in East Turkistan will not be able to celebrate the Holy Month, the World Uyghur Congress is asking you to join us in standing up for Uyghurs and others and end a genocide unfolding.

By giving Zakat, Sadaqah-fitr and other kinds of donations to the World Uyghur Congress, you can help us advocate for the rights and dignity of Uyghurs. A one-time or monthly gift only takes a minute but makes a real difference for millions of people. With your help, our dedicated staff can continue its vital work to defend Uyghur human rights. 

The World Uyghur Congress can also continue to support Uyghur refugees that are living in precarious conditions around the world. WUC assists refugees by advocating for their rights, providing humanitarian assistance and by making sure they reach a safe haven. 

Whether it is at the UN, European Institutions, national governments or local level, our work has been contributing to advancing Uyghur rights internationally. 

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 11 FEBRUARY 2022

NEWS

The 25th Anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre
On February 5, the World Uyghur Congress commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, during which thousands of Uyghurs who took part in a peaceful protest were arrested, wounded, or killed by the Chinese security forces.

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Beijing 2022: ACTIVISTS CALL FOR IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH TO BE FIRED STATING THE OLYMPICS COMMITTEE IS ‘UNFIT FOR PURPOSE’

Joint Statement 
03 February 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

THOUSANDS JOIN GLOBAL NO BEIJING 2022 PROTESTS

ACTIVISTS CALL FOR IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH TO BE FIRED STATING THE OLYMPICS COMMITTEE IS ‘UNFIT FOR PURPOSE’

ATHLETES EXPECTED TO BOYCOTT BEIJING 2022 OPENING CEREMONY AS THE PUBLIC IS URGED TO BOYCOTT VIEWING THE WINTER OLYMPICS

[LONDON]: Boycott Beijing 2022 protests by Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, Chinese, Taiwanese, and allies have surged around the globe with thousands of protesters taking to the streets in outrage against the International Olympic Committee’s failure to hold China accountable for their serious and worsening human rights abuses.

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JOINT STATEMENT

Threats to Athletes, Human Rights Crimes Define Beijing Games

Sponsors, NBC Should Stand with Athletes and Against Repression

Joint Statement 
02 February, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Threats to Athletes, Human Rights Crimes Define Beijing Games

Sponsors, NBC Should Stand with Athletes and Against Repression

(Washington DC, February 2, 2022) – A coalition of athletes and human rights groups is calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and The Olympic Partner (TOP) Olympic sponsors to ensure athletes’ free expression is guaranteed during the Beijing Winter Games. The 2022 Beijing Games officially launch on February 4 against a backdrop of Chinese government atrocity crimes targeting Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic communities, and harsh repression in Tibet, Hong Kong, and on the mainland.

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PRESS RELEASE: Over 250 rights groups criticise UN Secretary-General António Guterres for accepting an invitation to Beijing 2022

Press Release – For Immediate Release
14 January, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

A coalition of over 250 global civil society groups representing Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Chinese, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and other communities [1] has written to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, asking him to revoke his acceptance of an invitation to attend the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. [2] 

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Open letter to the European Union Leaders: Boycott Beijing 2022

Dear High Representative and European Union Foreign Ministers,

RE: Joint diplomatic boycott action of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

We are a coalition of over 250 global campaign groups representing Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Chinese, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese, and other affected and concerned communities. Ahead of the European Council Summit, we urge EU leaders to take strong multilateral action by committing to a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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PRESS RELEASE:TIBETAN ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR SECOND TIME AFTER LEAVING THE PRESS CONFERENCE

Press Release- For immediate release
19 October, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Photo: Reuters

ATHENS, 19 October — Just hours before the Olympic Torch handover at the Acropolis, rights groups – International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, and Students for a Free Tibet – held an in-person and live-streamed press conference in Athens, Greece. [1] Activists Pema Doma (Students for a Free Tibet), Zumretay Arkin (World Uyghur Congress), and Mandie McKeown (International Tibet Network) briefed at least 20 international media outlets. Following the briefing two Tibetans present at the conference were detained by Greek police.

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