Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti

DW, 30 September 2019

DW – The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored the Balkan-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: “70 Years of Repression by China is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom Now!” Peaceful March for Human Rights in China on October 1st in Brussels, Belgium

Joint press release

World Uyghur Congress
International Campaign for Tibet
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 
Belgian Uyghur Association
Tibetan Community of Belgium

Brussels, 24 September 2019 – On October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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Australian Uyghur Gets Surprise Phone Chat With Incarcerated Mother

Radio Free Asia, 19 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – An Australian citizen of Uyghur ethnicity whose wife and mother are being detained in internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) had a surprise telephone chat with his mother this month when he called his grandparents to extend Eid holiday greetings.

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WUC Urges the International Community not to Repeat Mistakes of the Past on the 10th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Friday, 5 July 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in East Turkistan. On July 5-7, 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, forcibly disappeared or injured in a brutal response from the Chinese government to peaceful protests from mostly Uyghur students in Urumqi in response to China’s policies in the region.

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Press Release: WUC Commemorates Tiananmen Square Democracy Protesters on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

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

Today marks the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where thousands of Chinese protestors were brutally suppressed for holding demonstrations calling for democracy and for their basic human rights to be respected. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed with estimates ranging from hundreds to ten thousand merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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Weekly Brief: June 15

World Uyghur Congress, 15 June 2018

WUC Commemorates the 30 Year Anniversary of the 1998 Uyghur Student Protests

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 30th anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumqi on June 15th, 1988. The protests themselves stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against the Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs that many students felt.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates Tiananmen Square Democracy Protestors on 29th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

World Uyghur Congress, 4 June 2018

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where thousands of Chinese protestors were brutally suppressed for holding demonstrations calling for democracy and for their basic human rights to be respected. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed with estimates ranging from hundreds to ten thousand merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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Press Release: Consultative status of human rights group under fire at the United Nations

Society for Threatened Peoples, 31 May 2018

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has warned against restricting the freedom of independent non-governmental organizations at the United Nations (UN). “The influence of authoritarian states in the world organization continues to grow. Non-governmental organizations must not be silenced just because they draw attention to serious human rights violations,” said STP’s director Ulrich Delius.

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