PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls for Solidarity on the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

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

Recent events have made evident how precious our rights and liberties are and the need for solidarity, empathy and compassion to defend them. Peaceful protests and the right to freedom of assembly is an essential part of a society’s interaction with the governing authorities. This is important for all oppressed and marginalized people around the world who seek equality, human rights, freedom and democracy.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 29 MAY 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 29 May 2020

NEWS

Passing of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives
The WUC applauds the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (S.3744) with an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives. The Act was passed by the Senate earlier this month and the passage in the House is one step closer to the signature into law by the President of the United States. 

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Uyghur human rights advocate Dilnur Reyhan laments lack of Muslim solidarity

GlobalVoices, 23 May 2020

Below is an article published by GlobalVoices, Photo Ikuha.

The 11 million Uyghurs living in the western province of Xinjiang in China are a Muslim Turkic nation that has been targeted by Beijing and deprived of their most basic human rights, including freedom of religion, of movement, and also of transmitting their native language since Xi Jinping took power in China in 2012.

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Removal of Islamic Motifs Leaves Xinjiang’s Id Kah Mosque ‘a Shell For Unsuspecting Visitors’

RFA, 22 May 2020

Below is an article published by RFA, Photo RFA.

Since 2016, the Chinese authorities have been systematically destroying mosques, cemeteries, and other religious structures and sites across the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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PRESS RELEASE: CCP Intensifies Repression as China’s National People’s Congress Begins

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

As the CCP launches its most important political event of the year, the National People’s Congress, after a two month delay due to the pandemic, the Chinese government’s repression of Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese democracy activists is only intensifying. The National People’s Congress ostensibly serves as the parliamentary organ of the Chinese government that votes on and passes legislation. However, it is a parliament in name only, as any meaningful form of democracy and representation in China remain completely absent from CCP governmental structures. Power instead remains in the hands of a few in the Standing Committee of the CCP and ultimately under Xi Jinping’s authoritarian rule.

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Uyghurs Urge Other States to Copy US Sanctions Bill For Chinese XUAR Abuses

RFA, 14 May 2020

Below is an article published by RFA, Photo AFP.

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that would sanction Chinese government officials responsible for arbitrary incarceration, forced labor and other abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, home to internment camps holding as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslims.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 15 MAY 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 15 May 2020

News

Human rights Lawyer Amal Clooney Calls on Sanctions for Human Rights Abusers
In a hearing with the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, high-profile human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has urged Australia to adopt Magnitsky-style laws to go after companies complicit in human rights abuses including against Uyghurs in East Turkistan. “We have other tools that signal condemnation, but this is one of the few tools that raise the cost,” Ms. Clooney said. Like in the US, the Australian government has initiated a legislation process, which would give it the right to seize the assets of human rights abusers and ban them from entering the country. 

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China Is Spying on Uighur Muslims in the UK

Vice, 15 May 2020

 

Below is an article published by Vice, Photo Vice.

Three years ago, attending a party in the British Uighur community meant singing and dancing, hand-pulled noodles and traditional dress. Celebrations – a way to unite the Turkic peoples of the UK – were organised every month.

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