PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC COMMEMORATES THE 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAREN UPRISING

Press Release – For Immediate Release
05 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Baren Uprising, which took place in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Prefecture, from April 5 to 10, 1990. It is estimated that between two and three thousand Uyghurs died in the process and aftermath of the Baren Uprising, and the decade(s) that followed were marked by a significant increase in the brutal repression of Uyghur dissent. 

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Press Release: WUC Strongly Condemns Coerced Statements of Uyghurs

Press Release – For Immediate Release
1 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s use of hostage diplomacy through forced TV confessions of Uyghurs in East Turkistan. 

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The cost of speaking up against China

BBC. 31 March 2021

Below is an article published by BBC. Photo:Jeremy Meek/BBC.

Qelbinur Sedik was making breakfast when the video call came, and the sight of her sister’s name made her nervous. Many months had passed since the two had spoken. In fact, many months had passed since Sedik had spoken to any of her family in China.

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These children escaped Xinjiang, but their parents are in China and cut off from the world

CNN. 29 March 2021

Below is an article published by CNN. Photo:CNN.

It’s been nearly five years since Hassan heard from his family, and he is terrified that he will forget them.He has one photograph of his father and nothing but fading memories from his past. He tries his hardest to hold on to the image in his head of his mother and siblings, but it gets harder each day.”I’m afraid to not recognize my family, to not remember my family, it’s horrible,” Hassan said.Sitting in his dorm room at a Uyghur boarding school in Istanbul, Hassan waits for the day he will be reunited with his family. He dreams of being back in his hometown in Hotan. Hassan was 11 when his father brought him out of Xinjiang, in the far west of China, but he was too young then to get what was going on.

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Olympic Officials Dismissed Beijing Games Human Rights Concerns In A Video Call, Documents Show

BuzzFeed News. 27 March 2021

Below is an article published by BuzzFeed News. Photo:Lintao Zhang / Getty Images.

Last fall, the International Olympic Committee hosted a video call with activists who were demanding the removal of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. During the call, campaigners said the Beijing Games would legitimize the Chinese government’s escalating human rights abuses.

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Why Are Some African Governments Shielding China Over Xinjiang?

Human Rights Watch. 29 March 2021

Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch. Photo:Twitter @WuPeng_MFAChina.

Africans have endured more than their fair share of atrocities where the perpetrators got off scot-free, a history that has helped inspire a commitment to global solidarity for human rights and justice. As prominent Tanzanian jurist Fatma Karume said, “Those who suggest that there is a democracy for the West and one for Africa, have failed to understand the universality of the human condition.” This was eloquently demonstrated by Gambia’s spirited effort to draw international attention to the plight of the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar.

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US and Canada hit back at China’s ‘baseless’ sanctions as Xinjiang row deepens

The Guardian. 28 March 2021

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo:Thomas Peter/Reuters.

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has warned that China’s tit-for-tat sanctions against two Americans in the growing dispute over Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs were “baseless” and would only shine a harsh spotlight on the “genocide” in Xinjiang.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CONDEMNS CHINA’S RETALIATORY SANCTIONS ON EU AND UK

Press Release – For Immediate Release
26 March 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns China’s latest move to silence critics speaking out on the Uyghur genocide by imposing retaliatory sanctions on more than two dozen EU and UK individuals and entities. The WUC expresses its solidarity with the persons and entities subject to Chinese threats and intimidation and is determined to continue standing alongside all those who are committed to ending the Uyghur genocide and bringing justice to the victims of the Chinese government’s human rights atrocities.

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