WEEKLY BRIEF: 19 JUNE 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 19 June 2020

NEWS

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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America’s New Uighur Law Is a World First. What Took So Long?

The Nation’s, 17 June 2020

Below is an article published by The Nation’s, Photo Greg Baker / AFP via Getty Images.

On Wednesday, June 17, Donald Trump signed into law the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act, which seeks to punish China for “gross human rights abuses” against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the country’s western Xinjiang province. It is the first piece of legislation in the world targeting a sprawling, years-long detention campaign in China that experts say constitutes the largest internment of ethnoreligious minorities since the Holocaust.

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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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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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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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House Passes Uighur Human Rights Bill, Prodding Trump to Punish China

New York Times, 27 May 2020


Below is an article published by New York Times, Photo Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse — Getty.

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to pass a measure that would punish top Chinese officials for detaining more than one million Muslims in internment camps, sending President Trump a bill intended to force him to take a more aggressive stand on human rights abuses in China.

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The Uighurs, Religious Minorities and the People’s Republic of China Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

Quilliam, 26 May 2020

You are invited to a Zoom webinar at 6 pm on Tuesday June 2 2020* , where we will discuss
Chinese policy towards religious minorities and in particular Uighur Muslims. We will consider:

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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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