Weekly Brief, 27 May 2022

NEWS

Xinjiang Police Files Provide Groundbreaking New Evidence for the Uyghur Genocide
On May 24th, a cache of data hacked from police computers in East Turkistan was published after being verified by international media outlets. The so-called Xinjiang Police Files contain unprecedented evidence from internal police networks in East Turkistan.

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UN rights chief lowers expectations for heavily scrutinized visit to East Turkistan

The United Nations’ human rights chief flew into China Monday to the dismay and anger of human rights groups and Uyghur activists, including WUC President, Dolkun Isa, as she told diplomats her trip to East Turkistan this week wouldn’t be an “investigation” in what was seen as effort to lower expectations.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/un-bachelet-05232022171751.html

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Weekly Brief, 20 May 2022

NEWS

Leaked List Shows World’s highest Incarceration Rate In East Turkistan
On May 17th, groundbreaking reporting by the Associated Press (AP) detailed how a county in East Turkistan has the highest incarceration rate in the world. A leaked list obtained by AP News, containing the names of more than 10,000 Uyghurs sent to prison in Konasheher county, shows that 1 in 25 people in the county have been imprisoned, a rate more than 30 times higher than China’s, and more than 10 times higher than U.S. averages.

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Rights groups press UN ahead of trip to Xinjiang as detention camp list emerges

The WUC joined over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights groups protested outside the United Nations in Geneva, calling on the U.N. human rights chief to release her report on abuses in East Turkistan and to consult internment camps survivors and other exiles ahead of her planned visit to the region.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/geneva-protest-05132022193600.html

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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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Coalition Calls for Government Action to End Corporate Complicity in Forced Labour in Uyghur Region of China

Statement, Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region
10 May, 2022

Today, the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour (the Coalition) urged all governments and corporations to take steps to end abuses against Uyghurs and prevent complicity with forced labour, at a public panel at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Over 220 groups urgently demand UN High Commissioner immediately postpone her visit to China

Press Briefing Invitation – For Immediate Release
29 April 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Activists warn the upcoming visit risks aiding Beijing’s attempts to whitewash repression against Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians and others

We, a coalition of over 220 Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, Southern Mongolian and Chinese democracy groups, are demanding the High Commissioner reverse her current plan to visit China or risk walking into a propaganda minefield laid out by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Weekly Brief, 06 May 2022

NEWS

WUC Delegation Visits Norway
This week, a WUC delegation and the Norwegian Uyghur Committee successfully conducted an advocacy visit to Oslo, Norway. WUC President Dolkun Isa and Program & Advocacy Manager Zumretay Arkin were received by former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide and MP Dag. I. Ulstein, to discuss what the Norwegian Government and Parliament can do for Uyghurs. Positive meetings were held with other groups including Amnesty International, PEN Norway, five political parties and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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