WEEKLY BRIEF, 04 December 2020

NEWS

Zara Week of Action
This week, a few members of the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour launched a week of action to call out apparel giant Zara for benefiting from Uyghur forced labour. The campaign proposed various online actions for every day of the week, from twitter storms to letters addressed to the company, the actions reached a big audience. To learn more about the specific actions, click here.

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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT’S REPORT ON ITS HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES

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

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the “14. Report of the German Government on its Human Rights Policies“, which highlights the human right crisis in East Turkistan. In this new report the German Government criticizes the Chinese Government more explicitly for its gross human rights violations against the Uyghurs.

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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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