Weekly Brief, 14 January 2022

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WUC Joins Protest Action Urging Allianz to Drop its Sponsorship of Beijing Olympics
On January 7th, the World Uyghur Congress took part in a protest action organized by Tibet Initiative Deutschland to urge Allianz to drop its sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in the face of China’s egregious human rights abuses against Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others. During the action, WUC Program Manager Zumretay Arkin presented Allianz with a change.org petition, which was signed by over 46,000 individuals asking the company to drop its sponsorship of the Beijing Olympics.

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Olympic athletes to wear kit manufactured in ‘slave labour’ region of Xinjiang

The Telegraph, 12 January 2022

Below is an article published by The Telegraph. Photo Telegraph.

China’s Olympic athletes will be donning uniforms manufactured in Xinjiang, a region mired in controversy over human rights allegations, including forced labour.

More than 2,000 sets of uniforms – including ski suits, gloves, hats and ear muffs – using cotton and camel hair sourced from the region have been delivered to Beijing, according to state media Beijing Daily.

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Analysis: New Xinjiang chief expected to maintain policies, boost economic focus

Reuters, 29 December 2021

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China’s change of leadership in Xinjiang could indicate greater emphasis on economic development in the region, experts said, although its security crackdown targeting minority Muslims is unlikely to see a significant change in direction.

On Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported that Chen Quanguo, whose heavy handed security campaign in the western region drew international sanctions, had been replaced after five years.

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The ugly side to China hosting the Olympics has taken center stage. What happens now?

Los Angeles Times, 26 December 2021

Below is an article published by the Los Angeles Times. Photo AP.

Beijing might have seemed like the best option at the time.

The International Olympic Committee needed somewhere to stage its 2022 Winter Games after several European capitals withdrew from bidding, scared away by the risk of hosting and paying for a multibillion-dollar sports event. The only remaining suitors were Beijing and the little-known city of Almaty in Kazakhstan.

When IOC members convened in July 2015 to cast their votes, the Chinese capital prevailed by a slim majority.

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World Uyghur Congress Urges OIC To Take Action Against China’s Illegal Detention Camps

Republic World. 21 December 2021

Below is an article published by Republic World. Photo:@UN.org/AP.

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take strict actions against China’s mass detention centres. In a letter addressed to OIC – an international organization consisting of 57 member states with a collective population of over 1.8 billion, WUC urged it to look after the genocide and crime against humanity.

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WUC JOINS MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS IN AN OPEN LETTER TO THE OIC

Open Letter – For immediate release
18 December, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) joins over 90 Muslim organizations around the world in an open letter to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ahead of their Assembly of Foreign Ministers on December 19th.

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Weekly Brief, 17 December 2021

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WUC Joins London Protest against CCP on Human Rights Day
On December 10th, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) joined Tibetans, Hong Kongers, and others in London to protest against the Chinese government’s human rights atrocities, and to call on governments and athletes worldwide to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.

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