PRESS RELEASE: Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments

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

‘Hong Kong 12’ detained for over 60 days after allegedly attempting to escape Hong Kong

We, the undersigned condemn the arrest and detention of the 12 Hongkonger activists who are currently being held in incommunicado detention in mainland China (1), including three who were under 18 years old at the time of their arrest.

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WUC PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT THE FILM FESTIVAL DIRITTI UMANI LUGANO

WUC President, Dolkun Isa, was invited by the Fondazione Diritti Umani to speak during several events at the Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano in Switzerland from October 16 to 18. Starting on October 14, the Film Festival screened well curated films on diverse human rights topics. The festival brought together renowned artists, human rights activists, high level political and business representatives as well as journalists for engaging discussions on the most compelling human rights issues. 

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The Xinjiang Data Police

Noema Magazine, 08 October 2020

Below is an article published by Noema Magazine. Photo Al Jazeera

Preparing For War

Baimurat saw the advertisement for the new job sometime around December 2016. He had come back to China from Kazakhstan a few years before in order to find better medical care for his second child. But despite his college degree from a Chinese university, he had not been able to find steady work. Like more than 80% of Kazakh and Uighur college graduates, he was chronically underemployed.

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Western Allies Rebuke China at UN Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Bloomberg, 06 October 2020

Below is an article published by Bloomberg.

A group of 39 countries including Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. stepped up criticism of China’s human rights record, denouncing Beijing at the United Nations for its treatment of ethnic minorities and for curtailing freedoms in Hong Kong.

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Global Imam Council Statement on the Global Day of Action

On this day, the 1st of October 2020 which marks the 71st anniversary of the
establishment of the People’s Republic of China, The Global Imams Council stands in solidarity with the oppressed Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, Hong Kongers, Taiwanese, and Chinese people in the Global Day of Action.

We strongly condemn the systematic persecution of religious and ethnic people by the Chinese government, and we reject any and all Chinese government claims of “re-education and reintegration projects.” Additionally, we express our deepest concern over the undemocratic “One China Policy” and the Chinese government’s intrusive surveillance of its innocent and harmless citizens.

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PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

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

On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, a coalition of human rights groups representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese human rights defenders are launching a Global Day of Action.

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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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