PRESS RELEASE: The WUC Alarmed at Extreme COVID Measures in East Turkistan

Press Release – For immediate release
09 September 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is alarmed at the extreme COVID-related measures implemented by the Chinese government in East Turkistan and urges the Chinese government to repeal these policies. In recent weeks, numerous videos were posted on Chinese social media by Uyghurs showing the strict policies that denied them medical care and prevent them from getting food, leading them to starve and in some cases, to death.

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Joint Statement: Civil Society Call to End Enforced Disappearances in China

Joint Statement – For Immediate Release
30 August 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the International Day of the Disappeared, the international community must recognize and respond to the widespread use of enforced disappearances in the People’s Republic of China. 

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WUC Joins 55 Organisations Urging US Government to Impose Magnitsky Sanctions on CCP Officials Implicated by Xinjiang Police Files

The World Uyghur Congress joins 55 organisations in a letter to US Treasury Secretary Yellen and Secretary of State Blinken urging the US government to immediately impose Magnitsky sanctions on the Chinese government officials implicated by the Xinjiang Police Files.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF YARKAND MASSACRE

Press Release – For immediate release
28 July 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On July 28th, which marks the eighth anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the victims of a brutal crackdown by the Chinese security forces on the same day in 2014. Eight years ago, Chinese security forces violently suppressed a largely peaceful protest in Yarkand, East Turkistan, killing and injuring many innocent Uyghurs.

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Weekly Brief, 22 July 2022

NEWS

Human Rights NGOs Call for the Release of Uyghur Activist Idris Hasan
On July 19th, one year after the arrest of Uyghur activist Idris Hasan in Morocco, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) joined a coalition of 45 human rights NGOs calling for his release.

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Joint Statement: Coalition of human rights NGOs calls on the Moroccan authorities to cancel the extradition proceedings against Yidiresi Aishan and release him from his year-long detention.

Joint Statement – For Immediate Release
19 July 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Uyghur activist Yidiresi Aishan at risk of extradition after one year of detention in Morocco

One year after his arrest at Casablanca airport, Yidiresi Aishan, also known as Idris Hasan, a Uyghur activist, remains under threat of extradition from Morocco to China, where there are substantial grounds to believe that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 2009 URUMCHI MASSACRE

Press Release – For immediate release
04 July 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On July 5th, which marks the 13th anniversary of the 2009 Urumchi Massacre, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the victims of the violent Chinese government crackdown against peaceful protesters. From July 5-7 2009, thousands of Uyghurs who were peacefully protesting against unfair treatment and discrimination were killed, disappeared or injured by Chinese police forces.

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Press Release: WUC Commemorates 1988 Student Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 34rd anniversary of the 1988 Uyghur student protests in Urumqi. Taking place in a context of numerous democracy protests ocurring around China in the 1980s, ending with the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, the Uyghur student protests were one of the most significant large-scale public expressions of discontent against the Chinese government’s discriminatory policies in East Turkistan.

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