World Uyghur Congress, 26 June 2020


Han Chinese Shares his impressions of Xinjiang
An ethnic Chinese man who used to live in Urumqi for a long time and left it not long ago was shocked to see how everything had changed completely over the years. According to him, there are checkpoints everywhere which are used by guards to control Uyghurs like prisoners. He also mentions that no one is allowed to rent a house to a non-local Uyghur, meaning that all Uyghurs from other cities are forced to go back.

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A totalitarian surveillance city in China should be a warning to us all

Washington Post, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by Washington Post, Photo Ng Han Guan/AP. 

Bill Drexel was a 2018-2019 Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he researched Chinese state surveillance.

Large red X’s smeared across the doors of each home. Transformers ripped from their sockets. A lone child’s tricycle, abandoned in the street.

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China accused of intimidating Uighur refugees in Europe

euobserver, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by euobserver, Photo Yashar Yalkun 

China denies it, but Uighur exiles who fled to EU states say they are still being terrorised by threatening phone-calls, SMS-es, and other forms of what some security services have dubbed “refugee-espionage”.

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World Uyghur Congress, 19 June 2020


Uyghur Human Rights Act Signed Into Law
On June 17, the Uyghur Human Rights Act was signed into law by the U.S. government. This Law marks a vital step for the Uyghur people and efforts to stop the Chinese government’s against humanity in East Turkistan.

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China Is Collecting DNA From Tens of Millions of Men and Boys, Using U.S. Equipment

The New York Times, 17 June 2020

Below is an article published by New York Times, Photo The Shifang Municipal People’s Government.

The police in China are collecting blood samples from men and boys from across the country to build a genetic map of its roughly 700 million males, giving the authorities a powerful new tool for their emerging high-tech surveillance state.

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One-Year Anniversary of the Anti-Extradition Law Protests in Hong Kong: Speech by Rahima Mahmud



On June 13, Rahima Mahmud, artist and WUC London office representative, spoke at an online rally organized by Democracy by Hong Kong and Stand with Hong Kong in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the anti-extradition law protests.

Please find Ms Mahmuds speech below: 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 32nd Anniversary of Uyghur Democracy Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

June 15th, 2020 marks the 32nd anniversary of a wave of democracy protests led by Uyghur students in East Turkistan that complemented democracy protests sweeping across China until the Tiananmen massacre.

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