PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes Adoption of EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the adoption of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime by the Council of the European Union on Monday. The sanctions regime will allow the European Union (EU) to target individuals, bodies, and entities who are responsible for, or otherwise associated with, serious human rights violations, irrespective of where they occur. This is of major importance for the Uyghur people, as for the first time, the EU possesses a concrete mechanism to hold perpetrators of the atrocities against Uyghurs to account. 

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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT’S REPORT ON ITS HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES

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

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the “14. Report of the German Government on its Human Rights Policies“, which highlights the human right crisis in East Turkistan. In this new report the German Government criticizes the Chinese Government more explicitly for its gross human rights violations against the Uyghurs.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 13 NOVEMBER 2020

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East Turkistan National Day
On November 12, the World Uyghur Congress celebrated the East Turkistan National Day together with the Uyghur community. This is an important day, as it refers to the creation of the two independent Republics in 1933 and 1944, which stand as a symbol of the spirit of the Uyghur people and our longing for freedom and democracy. Since the Chinese occupation of East Turkistan in 1949, the human rights situation has worsened dramatically and culminated in the genocide which is happening today.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 06 NOVEMBER 2020

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Digital Parliamentarian Breakfast
On November 4th, German MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), hosted a digital Parliamentarian Breakfast hearing entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang”. Uyghur Camp witnesses, Sayragul Sauytbay and Qelbinur Sidik talked about their experiences in the CCP’s internment camps, where 1.8 to 3 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and others are subjected to psychological and physical abuse. They also gave evidence on the psychological suffering of the hundreds of thousands of children whose parents are detained. Furthermore, they shared their personal stories about how the Chinese government seeks to decimate the Uyghur population through forced sterilization and birth control measurements.  

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 30 OCTOBER 2020

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75th anniversary of the UN
On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reiterates its calls on the UN and its Member States in a Press Release  to meaningfully address the Uyghur crisis and hold the Chinese government accountable for its crimes.  

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JOINT STATEMENT: Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments

Joint statement – For immediate release
21 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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‘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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