World Uyghur Congress, 7 July 2020


Advocacy Week in the German Parliament
From July 29 to July 2, the WUC met with members of the German Parliament to brief them on the latest developments, such as the report on forced sterilization and abortion on Uyghur women in East Turkistan, and to discuss what Germany can do. Since this week, Germany has held the Presidency in the EU Council and is also a Member of the UN Security Council as well as the human rights council. We thank the MPs we met for their important and encouraging support and hope that more MPs take the alarming developments in East Turkistan seriously and push the German government to take action. 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls for Action on 11th Anniversary of the July 5th Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On July 5, 2020, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 11th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in East Turkistan. From July 5-7, 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, forcibly disappeared or injured in a brutal response from the Chinese government to peaceful protests from mostly Uyghur students in Urumqi in response to China’s policies in the region. This proved to be a pivotal turning point in the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people.

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World Uyghur Congress, 26 June 2020


Han Chinese Shares his impressions of Xinjiang
An ethnic Chinese man who used to live in Urumqi for a long time and left it not long ago was shocked to see how everything had changed completely over the years. According to him, there are checkpoints everywhere which are used by guards to control Uyghurs like prisoners. He also mentions that no one is allowed to rent a house to a non-local Uyghur, meaning that all Uyghurs from other cities are forced to go back.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Demands an End to Torture in East Turkistan

Press Release – For immediate release
26 June 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congres
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the WUC calls for an immediate end to the Chinese government’s widespread use of torture against Uyghur camp detainees, human rights defenders and prisoners. The Chinese government’s use of torture against Uyghurs violates international law and the basic standards of human decency. The CCP has routinely used torture to extract false confessions, force obedience and complicity in the camps and to punish Uyghurs, Tibetans and Hong Kongers for speaking out against its oppressive rule.

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The latest from Xinjiang

The World, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by The World, Photo Bitter Winter. 

The Uighur story has been in the news for several years, but many are still unfamiliar with the persecution of Uighurs in China. There are reported to be “a million people in concentration camps.” The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Zumretay Arkin of the World Uyghur Congress in Germany about the latest news in Xinjiang and her own personal experience as a Uighur activist.

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Undelivered Birthday Wishes: How the CCP Destroys Uyghur Families

Bitter Winter, 21 June 2020

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter, Photo Bitter Winter. 

Have you ever, even if it was only a joke, told someone important to you that you do not want to see them anymore? Or that you cannot believe that such a silly one is really your relative? Well, let us be honest, it happens sometimes, but only as a joke (in fact, we really care about the person in question). Moreover, when it happens, we do not really take such words seriously, and tend to forget the whole thing very quickly.

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China accused of intimidating Uighur refugees in Europe

euobserver, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by euobserver, Photo Yashar Yalkun 

China denies it, but Uighur exiles who fled to EU states say they are still being terrorised by threatening phone-calls, SMS-es, and other forms of what some security services have dubbed “refugee-espionage”.

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World Uyghur Congress, 19 June 2020


Uyghur Human Rights Act Signed Into Law
On June 17, the Uyghur Human Rights Act was signed into law by the U.S. government. This Law marks a vital step for the Uyghur people and efforts to stop the Chinese government’s against humanity in East Turkistan.

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