PRESS RELEASE: UYGHUR VOICES: HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION

Press Release- For immediate release

16 September, 2021                                                                                                                                  
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is partnering with U.S. Missions and Embassies in Geneva, Brussels, and Berlin to organize exhibitions highlighting the atrocities, abuses, and human rights violations committed by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region), with a particular focus on internment camps, gender-based violence, forced labor, and family separation.

This exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge and visitors are expected to respect existing COVID-19 protocols in each of the cities. 

Uyghur Voices will be on display in Geneva September 16-18 from 09:00-18:00 at Place des Nations.  Further information regarding the Brussels and Berlin exhibitions will be forthcoming.

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Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

AP News, 16 August 2021

Below is an article published by AP News. Photo AP.

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders.

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Let’s Boycott the Genocide Games in Beijing

The Epoch Times, 10 August 2021

Below is an article published by The Epoch Times. Photo Ashwini Bhatia/AP.

Three days ago the Olympic Games in Tokyo ended, with athletes celebrating their medals and nursing their losses. Now, all eyes turn to the next Olympics—the Winter Games next year—and increasingly the question of the legitimacy of the host city: Beijing.

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A Sister’s Plea for Her Brother’s Freedom

Harvard Magazine, 12 August 2021

Below is an article published by Harvard Magazine. Photo Rayhan Asat.

Before he was placed in solitary confinement in January 2019, Ekpar Asat cut the nails of fellow detainees in a Xinjiang concentration camp for Uighurs, an ethnic minority based in Northwest China. The elderly prisoners’ hands shook too much to do it themselves, according to Ekpar’s sister, Rayhan Asat, L.L.M. ’16, who lives in the United States and is fighting for the release of her brother, a political prisoner of the Chinese government.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 30 JULY 2021

 

NEWS

The EU Votes to Adopt New Strategy on China

In a resolution adopted on July 22, by 58 votes in favour, 8 against with 4 abstentions, the Foreign Affairs Committee outlines six pillars on which the EU should build a new strategy to deal with China: cooperation on global challenges, engagement on international norms and human rights, identifying risks and vulnerabilities, building partnerships with like-minded partners, fostering strategic autonomy and defending European interests and values. 

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 16 JULY 2021

NEWS 

IRF Summit and WUC’s Side Event: China’s Criminalization of Islam in East Turkistan: The Policy Agenda

From July 13th – July 15th , the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit took place in Washington D.C.; the World Uyghur  Congress (WUC) was one of its supporting partners. On the 14th of July, WUC, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), and Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a side event titled “China’s Criminalization of Islam in East Turkistan: The Policy Agenda” that discussed China’s persecution of Uyghurs and the criminalization of religious practice, as well as current and proposed actions to respond to the crisis. UAA’s Kalbinur Gheni testified on her experience with family members detained; Dolkun Isa, WUC President, in a video message provided personal testimony and highlighted proposed actions in the EU; finally, UHRP’s Peter Irwin discussed the organization’s report, Islam Dispossessed,which describes the detention and persecution of Uyghur imams.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES 1988 UYGHUR STUDENT PROTEST

Press Release – For Immediate Release
15 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 33rd anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumchi on June 15th, 1988. The wave of democracy protests led by Uyghur students in East Turkistan complemented democracy protests sweeping across China until the Tiananmen massacre. The protests stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against  Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC COMMEMORATES TIANANMEN SQUARE DEMOCRACY PROTESTORS ON 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE TIANANMEN MASSACRE

Press Release – For Immediate Release
04 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, during which thousands of Chinese protestors calling for democracy and respect for human rights were brutally suppressed, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the victims and highlights the importance of democracy and freedom of speech and assembly. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed during the Tiananmen Square massacre, merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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