Uyghurs in exile use art to combat China’s cultural genocide back home

A musician, singer and a painter try to tell the story of Uyghurs’ rich past as they inspire a new generation. WUC’s UK Director, Rahima Mahmut, talks to Radio Free Asia.

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https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/three-artists-05132022181204.html

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‘We lost our paradise’: The Uyghur Muslims keeping their culture and identity alive

The New Arab speaks to two Uyghur Muslims in the UK, including WUC’s UK Director, Rahima Mahmut, who are preserving their culture and identity through traditional music and food at a time when China wants to erase it.

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https://english.alaraby.co.uk/features/uyghur-muslims-keeping-their-culture-and-identity-alive

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Chinese officials restrict the number of Uyghurs who can observe Ramadan

Chinese authorities are restricting the number of Uyghur Muslims allowed to observe Ramadan. Those who wish to fast have to register with their local authorities, and only the elderly and adults with no school-age children are allowed to do so.

From the World Uyghur Congress, President Dolkun Isa, and Turghunjan Alawudun, director of the Committee for Religious Affairs, spoke with Radio Free Asia. Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ramadan-restrictions-04012022173039.html

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Uyghurs find China’s ‘cultural nourishment’ campaign hard to stomach

The promotion of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s theory of “cultural nourishment” by Uyghurs at this year’s session of China’s rubber-stamp parliament points to new efforts to supplant the culture of the Uyghurs with Chinese customs and traditions.

WUC Vice-President Zubayra Shamseden and Ilshat Kokbore, vice chairman of the WUC’s Executive Committee, talk to Radio Free Asia. Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/cultural-nourishment-03102022172734.html

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STATEMENT: WUC CALLS ATTENTION TO THREATS TO UYGHUR LANGUAGE ON INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

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

On International Mother Language Day, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) calls attention to the threats that the Uyghur language faces in East Turkistan and abroad, as the Chinese government critically suppresses the teaching of the Uyghur language, including an outright ban of the language as a medium of instruction over the past years.

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS APPLAUDS CREATION OF UYGHUR BRAILLE SCRIPT

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Academy welcome the creation of the Uyghur braille script by Harris Mowbray and by Uyghur scholars. The project, which built upon decades of previous, unfinished efforts, was completed in 2021.

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World Uyghur Congress Urges OIC To Take Action Against China’s Illegal Detention Camps

Republic World. 21 December 2021

Below is an article published by Republic World. Photo:@UN.org/AP.

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take strict actions against China’s mass detention centres. In a letter addressed to OIC – an international organization consisting of 57 member states with a collective population of over 1.8 billion, WUC urged it to look after the genocide and crime against humanity.

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Weekly Brief: 01 October 2021

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Opening of the Uyghur Mosque, the Canadian Islamic & Cultural Center in Canada
On September 25, Canadian Uyghurs officially opened a mosque, named the Uyghur Canadian Islamic & Cultural Center, in Toronto. The opening ceremony drew members of the Uyghur community in Canada, Canadian MP Sameer Zuberi, diplomats and officials, as well as World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President, Dolkun Isa, and Rushan Abbas, executive director of the Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU).

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