Press Release – For immediate release
19 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is releasing its 2020 annual report on the human rights situation in East Turkistan covering the events of 2020.

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Daphne Bramham: Uyghurs deserve real answers from both China and Canada

Vancouver Sun. 8 May 2021

Below is an article published by Vancouver Sun. Photo:PHOTO BY FRANCIS GEORGIAN /PNG.

Every Thursday afternoon, Turnisa Matsedik-Qira stands outside the Chinese consulate protesting the treatment of her family and other Uyghur families whose relatives have simply disappeared.

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Hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Uyghur Crisis
On May 6, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on “The Atrocities Against Uyghurs And Other Minorities in Xinjiang”. Mr. Nury Turkel, USCIRF Commissioner and Chairman of the Board Uyghur Human Rights Project, Ms Tursunay Ziyawudun, camp survivor , and Mr. James A. Millward, Professor of Inter-societal History Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University, spoke as witnesses during the hearing. “I am not asking for sympathy for myself. I am asking the world to wake up and take action”, the courageous Tursunay Ziyawudun said in her testimony. 

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China’s Attempt to Spy on Uyghurs at Home and Abroad | Opinion

Newsweek. 27 April 2021

Below is an article published by Newsweek. Photo:AFP.

China today hosts a complex web of surveillance systems to keep track of its citizens and critics, both at home and abroad. Not only does the Chinese state operate multiple systems to maintain surveillance on its citizens, but it also tasks private companies working in China to further enhance its network of human and technical spies.

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The WUC Endorses the Legal Complaint Against 4 France-Based Companies
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies.

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Nuclear options: Czechs bar Chinese firm from tender but not equal Russian ‘security risk’

Radio Prague International. 30 March 2021

Below is an article published by Radio Prague International. Photo:IAEA Imagebank.

On Monday, the State Security Council formally agreed on tasking the security services with conducting a detailed risk assessment of four potential bidders to expand the country’s Dukovany nuclear power plant. The government announced previously that it would not invite Chinese firms to participate. But the Russian firm Rosatom was not excluded, despite warnings that suppliers from both countries pose security risks.

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WEEKLY BRIEF – 01 April 2021


UN Experts Concerned about the Situation of Uyghurs
A group of more than 16 independent UN human rights experts have sent a letter to Chinese and multinational companies, raising deep concerns about ‘the alleged arbitrary detention and forced labour’ of Uyghurs. The letter was in response to information that connected over 150 domestic Chinese and foreign-domiciled companies to serious allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur workers. The WUC joined civil society organisations welcoming this decision, and urged other actors, such as the International Labour Organisation to break its silence on the matter.

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