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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Dutch Government Formally Accepts Complaints From Uyghur Exiles Over Chinese Intimidation

Radio Free Asia, 26 August 2020

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia.

The Dutch government has formally accepted complaints from nearly five dozen ethnic Uyghur Dutch nationals living in the Netherlands detailing what they say are direct threats and intimidation by representatives of the Chinese police and Beijing, according to members of the group.

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Beijing is ‘extending’ Uighur model of surveillance to the rest of China

Sky News Australia, 16 August 2020

Below is an article published by Sky News.

Mass surveillance programs on ethnic minorities in central China is likely “an extension” of similar treatment of the Uighurs being deployed on a larger scale in the communist nation according to former cyber security contractor Robert Potter.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 14 AUGUST 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 14 August 2020


NEWS

WUC Submits Written Complaint to the IOC
The WUC has submitted a written complaint to the IOC Ethics Commission for its refusal to reconsider hosting the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in China amidst a genocide against Uyghurs. Evidence submitted along with the Complaint from numerous sources proves that a number of crimes against humanity are taking places such as mass sterilization, arbitrary detention in internment camps, torture, repressive security and surveillance, and forced labour and slavery.

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‘They’re Literally Not Saying Anything’: Reporter on NBA Response to Claims About Xinjiang Academy

RFA, 12 August 2020
Below is an article published by RFA, Photo Reuters.

The American sports broadcaster ESPN recently published an in-depth investigative report on the NBA’s business dealings in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), where Beijing has faced international criticism for policies of persecution against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The report, co-authored by Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, focused in particular on a training academy opened by the NBA in the XUAR capital Urumqi in 2016, shortly before authorities began building a vast network of internment camps in the region believed to have held up to 1.8 million people since April 2017.

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