China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture

Associated Press, 27 August 2019

By Dake Kang – For 15 years, Yalqun Rozi skillfully navigated state bureaucracies to publish textbooks that taught classic poems and folk tales to millions of his fellow minority Uighurs in China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detained Uyghur Official Who Quit Due to Injury in Yarkand Incident

Radio Free Asia, 6 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) detained for one month a Uyghur former official who resigned due to complications from an injury he sustained while fleeing an incident of unrest five years ago, according to sources.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tibetans and Uyghurs to hold demonstration during EU-China Summit

World Uyghur Congress

International Campaign for Tibet

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 

Joint press release

Brussels, 4 April 2019 – On the occasion of the EU-China Summit on 9 April 2019 in Brussels, FIDH, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), and Tibetan and Uyghur communities in Belgium have organized a joint demonstration to urge the EU to demand China be held accountable for its many human rights violations. The demonstration will take place from 12:00 – 13:30 at Petite Rue de la Loi at the Schuman roundabout.

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Weekly Brief March 22

World Uyghur Congress, 22 March 2019

WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

In a press release issued on Friday March 22nd, the WUC called on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Italy on Friday to meet with the Italian government. Controversy surrounds the visit, as Italy is expected to sign on to China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative on March 23rd, making them the first G7 country to formally do so.

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Official Statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Regarding Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

Turkish Foreign Ministry, 9 February 2018

QR-6, 9 February 2019, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, in response to a question regarding serious human rights violations perpetrated against Uighur Turks and the passing away of folk poet Abdurehim Heyit.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress, UNPO and Norwegian Uyghur Committee Nominate Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize

Press Release – For immediate release
28 January 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

In recognition for his tireless work in raising the human rights concerns of the Uyghur people and for promoting peaceful interethnic dialogue in China, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) and Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK) have nominated Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize. The Rafto Prize is awarded annually to recognize the work of human rights defenders and to shed light on serious human rights violations.

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