He was a Communist Party member and model Uyghur. It didn’t save him from Beijing

CNN, 28 October 2019

By Darren Byler & Amy Anderson – Sometime after he disappeared in 2017, Tashpolat Tiyip, a Uyghur leader, Communist Party member and the president of Xinjiang University, was reportedly sentenced to death in a secret trial.

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World Uyghur Congress Hiring for Three Job Vacancies

World Uyghur Congress, 18 October 2019

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is an international umbrella organization that represents the collective interest of the Uyghur people both in East Turkestan and abroad and promotes Uyghur human rights, Freedom and a peaceful and non-violent solution based on rule of law for the conflict in East Turkistan.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges International Community to Join in Imposing Targeted Sanctions and Restrictions

Press Release – For immediate release
10 October 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the first concrete measures by a national government to address ongoing crimes against humanity in East Turkistan after the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State passed a series of sanctions and restrictions on Chinese companies, government entities and individuals.

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US blacklists China organisations over Xinjiang ‘Uighur abuse’

BBC, 8 October 2019

By BBC – The organisations are now on the so-called Entity List, which bars them from buying products from US companies without approval from Washington.

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PRESS RELEASE: “70 Years of Repression by China is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom Now!” Peaceful March for Human Rights in China on October 1st in Brussels, Belgium

Joint press release

World Uyghur Congress
International Campaign for Tibet
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 
Belgian Uyghur Association
Tibetan Community of Belgium

Brussels, 24 September 2019 – On October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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NGOs: Alarming trend of intimidation and reprisals on UN premises must be addressed urgently

World Uyghur Congress, 17 September 2019

On August 23, 2019, 23 NGOs wrote to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (ASG), the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to raise concerns over an alarming pattern of intimidation and reprisals faced by members of civil society during sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Deeply Troubled by China’s Recent Unfounded Assertions at UN Office at Geneva

Press Release – For immediate release
27 August 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The Chinese delegation recently circulated a Note Verbale to UN Member States in Geneva, repeating unsubstantiated claims that WUC President, Dolkun Isa, is a “notorious anti-China secessionist and terrorist” and that the WUC supports violence. The letter goes on to discourage Member States from meeting with Mr. Isa or his associates.

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Uyghur Arrived in US Cites Deportations, Frozen Assets in Pakistan as Impetus For Asylum Bid

Radio Free Asia, 7 August 2019

By RFA Uyghur Service – A Uyghur man facing deportation to China from Qatar last week said Wednesday that his decision to flee Pakistan was prompted by claims that nine members of his ethnic group had been forcibly returned home from the South Asian nation, where he ran a company with ties to a Beijing-backed infrastructure plan.

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