PRESS RELEASE: WUC CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED U.S. PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN

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

While thanking the Trump Administration’s firm policy response to the atrocities in East Turkistan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) congratulates Joe Biden for winning the Presidential Elections of the United States of America (U.S.). The WUC recognizes the importance of free and democratic elections, particularly given the fact that Uyghurs are denied political and socio-economic rights in their home country. The WUC appreciates President-elect Biden recognizing CCP crimes against Uyghurs as genocide early on and publicly speaking out during his presidential campaign against the collective punishment against the Uyghur people. WUC hopes that the new Administration will make the Uyghur genocide a priority in its agenda, and will continue to build on the work of the previous administration, which has worked to advance Uyghur human rights on both the national and international scenes.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 06 NOVEMBER 2020

NEWS

Digital Parliamentarian Breakfast
On November 4th, German MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), hosted a digital Parliamentarian Breakfast hearing entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang”. Uyghur Camp witnesses, Sayragul Sauytbay and Qelbinur Sidik talked about their experiences in the CCP’s internment camps, where 1.8 to 3 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and others are subjected to psychological and physical abuse. They also gave evidence on the psychological suffering of the hundreds of thousands of children whose parents are detained. Furthermore, they shared their personal stories about how the Chinese government seeks to decimate the Uyghur population through forced sterilization and birth control measurements.  

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‘The atmosphere has become abnormal’: Han Chinese views from Xinjiang

SupChina, 04 November 2020

Below is an article published by SupChina. Photo Alex Santafe.

In 2019, when Meng You, an international student from China who is currently in North America, went back to see her family in Xinjiang, one incident really stood out to her. While shopping with her mother in a town near a division of the Xinjiang People’s Production and Construction Corps, or “the Corps” (兵团 bīngtuán) — where her grandparents had settled after moving from central China decades before — they had an encounter with a Uyghur man and the police. They were looking for parking in a crowded part of the market area when suddenly she heard a scraping sound on the side of their car. What happened over the next few moments made her reconsider her position as a Han citizen.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 30 OCTOBER 2020

NEWS

75th anniversary of the UN
On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reiterates its calls on the UN and its Member States in a Press Release  to meaningfully address the Uyghur crisis and hold the Chinese government accountable for its crimes.  

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EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

Deutsche Welle, 26 October 2020

Below is an article published by Deutsche Welle. Photo Mark Schiefelbein/AP.

Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China’s Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country’s northwest Xinjiang province.

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Invitation – Parliamentarian Breakfast

The MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), are hosting a digital parliamentarian breakfast entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang” on November 4th from 8am-9am.

 

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Press Release: The WUC Calls for Support on Uyghur Tribunal Crowdfunding Campaign

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

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the newly launched crowdfunding campaign of the Uyghur Tribunal and calls for readers to consider supporting the Uyghur Tribunal.

Serious accusations have emerged of a multiplicity of potential crimes being perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) including murder, enslavement, wrongful imprisonment, torture, rape, and other sexual violence, enforced sterilisation, forced labour, and modern slavery, enforced disappearance, separation of children from their parents, forced marriage and other crimes including forced organ harvesting.

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