Press Release: The WUC Commemorates More than 70 Years of Oppression On the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release- For immediate release
30 September, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the 1st of October, on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates this as a day signifying more than 70 years of oppression. For the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, for Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, and others as well, the establishment of the PRC set the stage for the gradual erosion of their rights and freedoms. To commemorate these events and to demand an end to China’s atrocious human rights crimes, the WUC is (co-)organizing protests in various cities in Europe (more details below).

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF URUMCHI MASSACRE

Press Release – For Immediate Release
04 July 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 12th year anniversary of the Urumchi massacre, in the capital city of East Turkistan. Every year, July 5th is a dark reminder of the brutality Uyghurs face from the Chinese authorities. From July 5-7 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, disappeared or injured, as the Chinese government cracked down on peaceful protests. This proved to be a pivotal turning point in the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC THANKS OUTGOING PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GERMANY AT THE UNITED NATIONS, AMBASSADOR CHRISTOPH HEUSGEN

Press Release – For Immediate Release
01 July 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is heavy-hearted at the departure of Ambassador Christoph Heusgen as Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations (UN), and expresses its sincere and heartfelt gratitude for his staunch support of the WUC and the plight of the Uyghurs during his time as UN envoy.

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Joint Statement: Rights Groups Unite in Brussels on International Olympic Day. Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’

Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’

[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day [1], the Belgium Uyghur Association, together with other rights groups representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people, held a protest at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels, Belgium, calling upon the European Union to take a firm stance against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of the Chinese Government’s severe human rights atrocities.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 1988 UYGHUR STUDENT PROTEST

Press Release – For Immediate Release
15 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 33rd anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumchi on June 15th, 1988. The wave of democracy protests led by Uyghur students in East Turkistan complemented democracy protests sweeping across China until the Tiananmen massacre. The protests stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against  Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES TIANANMEN SQUARE DEMOCRACY PROTESTORS ON 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE TIANANMEN MASSACRE

Press Release – For Immediate Release
04 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, during which thousands of Chinese protestors calling for democracy and respect for human rights were brutally suppressed, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the victims and highlights the importance of democracy and freedom of speech and assembly. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed during the Tiananmen Square massacre, merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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Press Release: Dozens of Activists in Exile Call for Immediate Suspension of Extradition Treaties between European Member States and Mainland China

Press Release – For immediate release
20 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

55 activists in exile – with the support of Safeguard Defenders, Hong Kong Watch and the World Uyghur Congress – have called for “urgent coordinated action to suspend all Bilateral Extradition Agreements between EU Member States and the People’s Republic of China.”

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC LAUNCHES 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Press Release – For immediate release
19 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is releasing its 2020 annual report on the human rights situation in East Turkistan covering the events of 2020.

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