PRESS RELEASE: Festival of Uyghur Culture and Democracy: A Celebration of the East Turkistan Republics

Press Release – For immediate release
November 4, 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On November 9, 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the East Turkistan Union in Europe, the Uyghur Mothers in Germany, the Uyghur Women Association Arzu and the Ilham Tohti Initiative will hold a cultural event at Max-Joseph-Platz from 13:00-17:00 in Munich, Germany to commemorate the founding of the two East Turkistan Republics in 1933 and 1944. The event is open to the general public and is supported by the Migrationsbeirat and the Kulturreferat of the city of Munich.

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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‘Deeply disturbing’ footage surfaces of blindfolded Uyghurs at train station in Xinjiang

ABC News, 23 September 2019

By Erin Handley – The footage purportedly shows dozens of Uyghur men — their heads freshly shaved —blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs during a mass transfer at a train station in the north-west region of China.

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Pompeo: Reject Beijing’s Demands To Send Ethnic Uyghurs Back To China

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, 22 September 2019

By RFERL – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on all countries to reject Beijing’s demands to repatriate ethnic Uyghurs to China, where they face repression.

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NGOs: Alarming trend of intimidation and reprisals on UN premises must be addressed urgently

World Uyghur Congress, 17 September 2019

On August 23, 2019, 23 NGOs wrote to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (ASG), the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to raise concerns over an alarming pattern of intimidation and reprisals faced by members of civil society during sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies.

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Lawmakers worry World Bank is funding China’s Uighur Muslim ‘re-education’ camps

Washington Examiner, 26 August 2019

By Joel Gehrke – World Bank officials have issued a loan to China for the very region where Communist authorities have established mass detention camps targeting Uighur Muslims, drawing rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and analysts.

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Eight Of The Ten Most-Surveilled Cities In The World Are In China

Vice, 21 August 2019

By Meera Navlakha- By 2020, China is predicted to have 626 million CCTV cameras. This means the country will have one public camera for every two people on its streets. Needless to say, the Chinese government is watching its citizens – and quite closely, at that.

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Qatar Withdraws Support for China Over Its Treatment of Muslims

Bloomberg, 21 August 2019

By Zainab Fattah – Qatar withdrew its signature from a letter signed by dozens of countries in support of China’s human-rights record despite international condemnation over its detention of as many as two million ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

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