Press Release: WUC Welcomes UN Experts’ Communication on Uyghur Report

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the latest communication issued by a group of 25 UN Special Procedure mandate-holders. The experts expressed their deep concerns about the grave human rights abuses taking place in East Turkistan and welcomed and supported the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) findings in its recently published report on the situation in the region.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 12 AUGUST 2022

NEWS

WUC President Dolkun Isa Publishes his Memoir
This week, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President, Dolkun Isa, published his memoir, telling the story of his life pursuing justice and freedom for the people of East Turkistan, and the many challenges such as his 21-year long INTERPOL Red Notice.

“This book, based on my personal experiences, is an effort to illuminate and bring awareness to the dangers of the CCP. Despite living in a free world, I’ve continued to face injustices. I’ve been deprived of my freedom. My dignity has been trampled upon, detained, interrogated”, Mr. Isa said.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC COMMEMORATES THE 32nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAREN UPRISING

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

On the 32nd anniversary of the Baren Uprising, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates its victims and highlights the repression that would follow. In the aftermath of the Baren uprising, which took place in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Prefecture, from April 5 to 10, 1990, approximately two to three thousand Uyghurs lost their lives. This contributed to the rapid deterioration of human rights for the Uyghur people in East Turkistan. 

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WUC Program Manager’s Statement to the 49th Human Rights Council

 
During item 3 at the 49th Human Rights Council session, WUC Program and Advocacy Manager, Zumretay Arkin, urged the High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, to publish her report on the human rights situation in the Uyghur Region, and called on Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, to join the upcoming visit to the region.
 
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China committed genocide against Uyghurs, independent tribunal rules

BBC. 10 December 2021

Below is an article published by BBC. Photo:PA Media.

China has committed genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, an unofficial UK-based tribunal has found.

The Uyghur Tribunal cited birth control and sterilisation measures allegedly carried out by the state against the Uyghurs as the primary reason for reaching its conclusion on Thursday.

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Chinese company transfers thousands of Uyghurs from Xinjiang to Nanjing

RFA. 13 November 2021

Below is an article published by RFA. Photo:Reuters.

A Chinese job-placement company transferred more than 3,000 Uyghur workers, including girls as young as 16, from the Xinjiang region to factories in other parts of China this year and plans to send thousands more in early 2022, an RFA investigation has shown.

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