PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF YARKAND MASSACRE

Press Release – For immediate release
28 July 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On July 28th, which marks the eighth anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the victims of a brutal crackdown by the Chinese security forces on the same day in 2014. Eight years ago, Chinese security forces violently suppressed a largely peaceful protest in Yarkand, East Turkistan, killing and injuring many innocent Uyghurs.

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Uyghurs in exile mark anniversary of deadly 2009 Urumqi unrest

On July 5th, marking the 13th anniversary of the Urumchi Massacre, Uyghur exile groups around the world held protest actions demanding China to end its crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan.

WUC President Dolkun Isa spoke to Radio Free Asia:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/urumqi-unrest-anniversary-07052022200625.html

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 2009 URUMCHI MASSACRE

Press Release – For immediate release
04 July 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On July 5th, which marks the 13th anniversary of the 2009 Urumchi Massacre, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the victims of the violent Chinese government crackdown against peaceful protesters. From July 5-7 2009, thousands of Uyghurs who were peacefully protesting against unfair treatment and discrimination were killed, disappeared or injured by Chinese police forces.

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Press Release: WUC Commemorates 1988 Student Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 34rd anniversary of the 1988 Uyghur student protests in Urumqi. Taking place in a context of numerous democracy protests ocurring around China in the 1980s, ending with the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, the Uyghur student protests were one of the most significant large-scale public expressions of discontent against the Chinese government’s discriminatory policies in East Turkistan.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 33RD ANNIVERSARY OF TIANANMEN MASSACRE

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. On June 4, 1989, thousands of Chinese protestors in Beijing called for democracy and respect for human rights.

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Rights groups press UN ahead of trip to Xinjiang as detention camp list emerges

The WUC joined over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights groups protested outside the United Nations in Geneva, calling on the U.N. human rights chief to release her report on abuses in East Turkistan and to consult internment camps survivors and other exiles ahead of her planned visit to the region.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/geneva-protest-05132022193600.html

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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC COMMEMORATES THE 32nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAREN UPRISING

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

On the 32nd anniversary of the Baren Uprising, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates its victims and highlights the repression that would follow. In the aftermath of the Baren uprising, which took place in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Prefecture, from April 5 to 10, 1990, approximately two to three thousand Uyghurs lost their lives. This contributed to the rapid deterioration of human rights for the Uyghur people in East Turkistan. 

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Uyghurs still push for accountability 25 years after Ghulja Massacre

On a cold winter day 25 years ago, young Uyghurs in the western Chinese city of Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) staged a protest to call for an end to religious repression and ethnic discrimination.

The events of that day would instead come to be known as the Ghulja Massacre of 1997, an incident that Uyghurs now look upon as a harbinger of an even greater level of persecution and violence against the largely Muslim community in China that has unfolded in stages since then.

Radio Free Asia covers the WUC’s Press Release commemorating the Ghulja Massacre:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ghulja-massacre-02112022175649.html

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