PRESS RELEASE: WUC WELCOMES SPEAKER PELOSI’S VISIT TO TAIWAN

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the visit of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States (U.S.) House of Representatives, to Taiwan. The visit is an important show of support for human rights and democracy at a time where these are at an all-time low in China, considering the crimes against humanity and genocide being perpetrated against the Uyghur people, as well as grave human rights violations against Tibetans, Hong Kongers, and others.

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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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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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Uyghurs in exile use art to combat China’s cultural genocide back home

A musician, singer and a painter try to tell the story of Uyghurs’ rich past as they inspire a new generation. WUC’s UK Director, Rahima Mahmut, talks to Radio Free Asia.

See the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/three-artists-05132022181204.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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