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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 18 September 2020

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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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

World Uyghur Congress, 11 September 2020

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Disney Remake of Mulan Criticized over Filming in East Turkistan
On 7 September, the Guardian reported that Disney thanked in its new movie adaption of Mulan the Public Security Bureau in Turpan, which has been involved in the internment camps in East Turkistan, and the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee, the CCP’s propaganda department in East Turkistan. Several scenes of the new Mulan movie were shot in East Turkistan, where 1.8-3 Million Uyghurs are forced to live under draconic conditions in internment camps. 

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Press Release: Activists remind the IOC of past warnings of China’s human rights atrocities ahead of the Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne

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

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Over 160 Campaign Groups call on the International Olympic Committee to ‘reverse past mistakes’ in awarding Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics 

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PRESS RELEASE: TRIBUNAL LAUNCHED TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST THE UYGHURS BY CHINA

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

On Thursday the 3rd of September, a people’s tribunal was launched to judge on allegations of mass atrocities crimes committed against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the Uyghur Region of northwest China.

In June of this year Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice QC form a tribunal, the Uyghur Tribunal.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 14 AUGUST 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 14 August 2020


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WUC Submits Written Complaint to the IOC
The WUC has submitted a written complaint to the IOC Ethics Commission for its refusal to reconsider hosting the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in China amidst a genocide against Uyghurs. Evidence submitted along with the Complaint from numerous sources proves that a number of crimes against humanity are taking places such as mass sterilization, arbitrary detention in internment camps, torture, repressive security and surveillance, and forced labour and slavery.

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Ozil blasts Arsenal failure to back his Uighur Muslim comments

France 24, 13 August 2020

Below is an article published by France 24, Photo DENNIS AFP.

Mesut Ozil has slammed Arsenal’s failure to back his support of Uighur Muslims over their alleged persecution in China.

Arsenal midfielder Ozil spoke out on Instagram against China’s treatment of the Uighur population in Xinjiang last year.

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‘They’re Literally Not Saying Anything’: Reporter on NBA Response to Claims About Xinjiang Academy

RFA, 12 August 2020
Below is an article published by RFA, Photo Reuters.

The American sports broadcaster ESPN recently published an in-depth investigative report on the NBA’s business dealings in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), where Beijing has faced international criticism for policies of persecution against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The report, co-authored by Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, focused in particular on a training academy opened by the NBA in the XUAR capital Urumqi in 2016, shortly before authorities began building a vast network of internment camps in the region believed to have held up to 1.8 million people since April 2017.

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