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
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 5 June 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 29 May 2020

NEWS

WUC Commemorates 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre   
To commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, the WUC called for solidarity between all groups facing oppression from the CCP and to recapture the hope and optimism of the democracy protesters in 1989.

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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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