China rebuked by West at U.N. rights forum on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Reuters, 25 September 2020

Below is an article published by Reuters. Photo AP/Jeenah Moon

Western powers called on China on Friday to restore basic legal rights in Hong Kong and open up to scrutiny its remote Xinjiang region where more than one million ethnic Uighurs are held.

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Groups Applaud Norway Oil Fund Divestment from Hikvision, Urge Further Action

Press Release– For immediate release
24 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress 
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The Norwegian Uyghur Committee, Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, welcome Government Pension Fund of Norway (Oil Fund) decision to divest from Chinese surveillance company, Hikvision Digital Technology, and urge global investors to review investments in entities responsible for gross rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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China has built 380 internment camps in Xinjiang, study finds

The Guardian, 24 September 2020

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China has built nearly 400 internment camps in Xinjiang region, with construction on dozens continuing over the last two years, even as Chinese authorities said their “re-education” system was winding down, an Australian thinktank has found.

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EVENT ANNOUCEMENT: THE UYGHUR GENOCIDE PHOTO PROTEST

Press Release– For immediate release
22 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a three-day long photo protest at the Broken Chair Square, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from 22 September to September 24, 2020. This event is taking place during the second week of the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion. 

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Global Imams Council Signs MOU With World Uyghur Congress

Press Release– For immediate release
22 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress is highly pleased to welcome its cooperation with the Global Imams Council. On September 14, WUC and the Global Imam Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to foster collaboration between the two organizations.

To initiate the collaboration between the two organizations, two prominent Uyghur Imams, Imam Alawdun and Imam Dr. Atta Allah, were appointed to the Global Imams Council.  

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Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women

CNN, 21 September 2020

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Chinese officials have officially acknowledged birth rates in Xinjiang dropped by almost a third in 2018, compared to the previous year, in a letter to CNN in which they also denied reports of forced sterilization and genocide by authorities in the far western region.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 18 September 2020

NEWS

WUC Press Release to the EU-CHINA SUMMIT
On 14 September as leaders of the EU and the Chinese government met this week, in a virtual meeting replacing the planned EU-China Summit, the WUC called in a press release on the EU to make a strong and principled stand in light of China’s genocide against the Uyghur people and human rights violations against Tibetans, Mongolians, Hong Kongers and Han Chinese activists and lawyers. The EU must not conduct business as usual with a Chinese government complicit in genocide and other atrocities.

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Clues to scale of Xinjiang labour operation emerge as China defends camps

The Guardian, 18 September 2020

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo Greg Baker / AFP / Getty Images.

The Chinese Communist party government has defended its system of internment camps for Uighur and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in a white paper that also revealed some details of the breadth of its labour program.

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