PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE US GENOCIDE DESIGNATION

Press Release – For immediate release
19 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the decision of the U.S. Department of State to determine China’s repression of the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples as both “crimes against humanity” and “genocide’’. This makes it the first government to designate the crimes in East Turkistan as genocide, and comes as the incoming Biden Administration is preparing for the presidential inauguration.

Read More →

Press Release: Joint Appeal Calls for Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Investment Agreement

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

36 Civil Society Organisations Call for Stronger Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

In view of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today a coalition of 36 civil society organisations (CSOs) has launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of  enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

Read More →

End Uyghur Forced Labour Coalition Welcomes Public Commitments by Marks & Spencer on Uyghur Forced Labour

World Uyghur Congress, 07 January 2020

Coalition demands urgent commitments from other companies to cut links with the Uyghur Region 

Today the major British multinational retailer, Marks & Spencer, publicly announced its formal commitment to cut all ties with suppliers implicated in Uyghur forced labour and to ban any sourcing from the Uyghur Region, from cotton to finished garments. The company has signed the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour’s Call to Action, endorsed by 300+ human rights and civil society organisations. 

Read More →

OPEN LETTER: ACTIVISTS CALL ON THE IOC TO LEAVE ”NO ONE BEHIND”

Open Letter– For immediate release
16 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On Wednesday, representatives from the World Uyghur Congress, Students for a Free Tibet, International Tibet Network, China Against Death Penalty and We the HongKongers  sent an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Read More →

It’s time for Zara to end its complicity in Uyghur forced labour

Forcedlabourfashion.org, 30 November 2020

Below is an op-ed by Tasnim Benalla, Co-Executive of Free Uyghur Now.

Deep inside a Chinese factory, a Uyghur woman hunches over a sewing machine, finishing the last stitches of a jacket while her hands tremble to sew on the final button under the penetrating gaze of the guard. Around her, workers are lined up in rows, each moving mechanically under the steady hum of the sewing machines, no one daring to pause or look up from their work. Chinese symbols fill the room with flags hovering over each station, almost as if taunting the Uyghur and Turkic workers, reminding them every time they look up whose authority they are under. This is no ordinary factory.

Read More →

DOMINIC RAAB: BAN CHEN QUANGUO FOR ATROCITIES AGAINST UYGHURS AND TIBETANS

Free Tibet, 25 November 2020

Below is an article published by Free Tibet.

On Wednesday 25th November, Free Tibet, the World Uyghur Congress and the Tibet Community in Britain will announce the launch of their latest critical campaign, #BanChen, calling on the Foreign Secretary to ban human rights abuser, Chen Quanguo, from entering the UK.

Read More →

Press Release: UK Parliament Calls Leading Apparel Brands to Testify on their Potential Complicity in Forced Uyghur Labour

Press Release – For immediate release
4 November 2020
Contact: Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour enduyghurforcedlabour.org

or [email protected]

Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour31 human and labour rights orgs submit group testimony, calling for action to compel brands to exit the region.

Read More →

Affected communities present International Olympic Committee officials with evidence of China’s extreme human rights abuses, and urge the Beijing 2022 Games be moved

Press Release– For immediate release
6 October 2020
CONTACTS:

Dorjee Tseten, Students for a Free Tibet, +1 646-753-3889

Frances Hui, We The Hongkongers, +1 425-245-4818

Mandie McKeown, International Tibet Network, +44 (0)7748158618

Zumretay Arkin, World Uyghur Congress, +4917661619262

Teng Biao, Humanitarian China/China Against the Death Penalty, +1617-396-6099

Today a cross-movement coalition, representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, and Chinese Democracy groups, were invited to their first meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) representatives since 2002. [1][2] Activists joined to discuss the ongoing serious human rights violations facing those living under Chinese rule and to reiterate the call for the Committee to reverse its decision to award China the 2022 Winter Games.

Read More →