Facial recognition forced on 800 million Chinese internet users

RFI, 15 October 2019

By Jan van der Made – On December 1, Chinese who access the internet via their portable phones will be required to register via facial-recognition technology.

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Weekly Brief August 30

World Uyghur Congress, 30 August 2019

August 30: Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Beginning in 2011, the international community has dedicated August 30 as an opportunity to raise awareness of enforced disappearances.

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WUC Urges the International Community not to Repeat Mistakes of the Past on the 10th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Friday, 5 July 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in East Turkistan. On July 5-7, 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, forcibly disappeared or injured in a brutal response from the Chinese government to peaceful protests from mostly Uyghur students in Urumqi in response to China’s policies in the region.

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Press Release: WUC Commemorates Tiananmen Square Democracy Protesters on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
4 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Today marks the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where thousands of Chinese protestors were brutally suppressed for holding demonstrations calling for democracy and for their basic human rights to be respected. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed with estimates ranging from hundreds to ten thousand merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Highlights Religious Persecution of Uyghurs During Ramadan

Press Release – For immediate release
7 May 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As millions of Muslims around the world have begun to observe the holy month the Ramadan, the WUC would like to highlight the plight of the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, who are not able to fully observe Ramadan due to the heavy religious persecution and restrictions imposed by the Chinese government. Uyghurs are not able to engage in even the most basic aspects of religious practice and are being completely denied their right to freedom of religion, in contravention to China’s own constitution.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Stands in Solidarity with the Tibetan People on the 60th Anniversary Tibetan National Uprising Day

Press Release – For immediate release
10 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur people stand in solidarity and friendship with the Tibetan people on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of March 10, 1959. The Tibetan National Uprising Day commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the Chinese Communist Party’s occupation in Tibet.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Highlights Plight of Uyghur Women in East Turkistan and Work of Uyghur Women Activists on International Women’s Day

Press Release – For immediate release
8 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On International Women’s Day, the World Uyghur Congress draws attention to the very difficult situation faced by Uyghur women in East Turkistan. Uyghur women face multiple forms of discrimination simultaneously and are subject to routine human rights abuses on the basis of the ethnic identity and gender.

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US lawmakers say Trump has taken ‘no meaningful action’ over China’s treatment of Muslims

CNN, 5 March 2019

By James Griffiths – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers said the Trump administration’s response to China’s alleged abuses of the largest Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang was inadequate and urged it to hold Beijing to account.

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