EVENT ANNOUCEMENT: THE UYGHUR GENOCIDE PHOTO PROTEST

Press Release– For immediate release
22 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a three-day long photo protest at the Broken Chair Square, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from 22 September to September 24, 2020. This event is taking place during the second week of the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion. 

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EU companies selling surveillance tools to China’s human rights abusers

Amnesty International, 21 September 2020

Below is an article published by Amnesty International. Photo Amnesty International

European tech companies risk fuelling widespread human rights abuses by selling digital surveillance technology to China’s public security agencies, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals. The findings are published ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels on 22 September where the European Parliament and EU member states will decide whether to strengthen lax surveillance export rules.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 18 September 2020

NEWS

WUC Press Release to the EU-CHINA SUMMIT
On 14 September as leaders of the EU and the Chinese government met this week, in a virtual meeting replacing the planned EU-China Summit, the WUC called in a press release on the EU to make a strong and principled stand in light of China’s genocide against the Uyghur people and human rights violations against Tibetans, Mongolians, Hong Kongers and Han Chinese activists and lawyers. The EU must not conduct business as usual with a Chinese government complicit in genocide and other atrocities.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

World Uyghur Congress, 11 September 2020

NEWS

Disney Remake of Mulan Criticized over Filming in East Turkistan
On 7 September, the Guardian reported that Disney thanked in its new movie adaption of Mulan the Public Security Bureau in Turpan, which has been involved in the internment camps in East Turkistan, and the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee, the CCP’s propaganda department in East Turkistan. Several scenes of the new Mulan movie were shot in East Turkistan, where 1.8-3 Million Uyghurs are forced to live under draconic conditions in internment camps. 

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Press Release: Activists remind the IOC of past warnings of China’s human rights atrocities ahead of the Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne

Press Release– For immediate release
8 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Over 160 Campaign Groups call on the International Olympic Committee to ‘reverse past mistakes’ in awarding Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics 

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PRESS RELEASE: TRIBUNAL LAUNCHED TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST THE UYGHURS BY CHINA

Press Release– For immediate release
3 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On Thursday the 3rd of September, a people’s tribunal was launched to judge on allegations of mass atrocities crimes committed against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the Uyghur Region of northwest China.

In June of this year Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice QC form a tribunal, the Uyghur Tribunal.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 28 AUGUST 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 28 August 2020

NEWS

The Guardian Examines How China Uses Press Trips to Deny Genocide of Uyghurs
On August 23, The Guardian published an article which highlighted how, since 2015, the Chinese government has invited at least 80 journalists from non-English-speaking countries to participate in its so-called “Silk Road Celebrity China Tour”. These tours are part of a concentrated effort by China to convince journalists – mainly from Islamic countries – into believing that widespread claims of the genocide against Uyghurs in East Turkestan are false. This Chinese outreach program is yet another example of how China blatantly seeks to deny its human rights abuses in East Turkestan, while simultaneously trying to expand its influence abroad.  It is worth noting that the Chinese government still will not allow journalists, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, or an independent investigation from the UN to visit the region.

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