Letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Michelle Bachelet

Ms Michelle Bachelet
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais Wilson
52 Rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China

The United Nations, an organization established in the aftermath of one genocide, has yet to impose any consequences, or even to officially condemn, China’s genocide against the Uyghur people, argues Omer Kanat, Executive Director of Uyghur Human Rights Project.

The UN has consistently denied Uyghurs, including WUC President, Dolkun Isa, a voice. Read the full article here:
https://thediplomat.com/2022/05/uyghurs-have-no-faith-in-michelle-bachelets-un-visit-to-china/

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Rights groups press UN ahead of trip to Xinjiang as detention camp list emerges

The WUC joined over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights groups protested outside the United Nations in Geneva, calling on the U.N. human rights chief to release her report on abuses in East Turkistan and to consult internment camps survivors and other exiles ahead of her planned visit to the region.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/geneva-protest-05132022193600.html

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Uyghurs in exile use art to combat China’s cultural genocide back home

A musician, singer and a painter try to tell the story of Uyghurs’ rich past as they inspire a new generation. WUC’s UK Director, Rahima Mahmut, talks to Radio Free Asia.

See the full article here:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/three-artists-05132022181204.html

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Weekly Brief, 12 May 2022

NEWS

WUC Delegation meets Allies in Brussels
From 9-11 May, the WUC participated in meetings with members of the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region and other allies. UK Director Rahima Mahmut, Program & Advocacy Manager Zumretay Arkin and EU Representative Koen Stoop held and attended different events, including a panel discussion titled Confronting Corporate Complicity. Assessing the Global Response to Uyghur Forced Labour.

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Press Release: Historic Joint Protest in Geneva Ahead of UN Visit to China

Press Release – For Immediate Release
10 May, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On May 13th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), together with over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights organisations, will hold a joint protest in Geneva, Switzerland. The participants will call upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to release without further delay her report on the situation in East Turkistan and consult camps survivors, Uyghur groups, Tibetan and Hong Kong groups in the diaspora ahead of her planned visit to China.

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Coalition Calls for Government Action to End Corporate Complicity in Forced Labour in Uyghur Region of China

Statement, Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region
10 May, 2022

Today, the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour (the Coalition) urged all governments and corporations to take steps to end abuses against Uyghurs and prevent complicity with forced labour, at a public panel at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Over 220 groups urgently demand UN High Commissioner immediately postpone her visit to China

Press Briefing Invitation – For Immediate Release
29 April 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Activists warn the upcoming visit risks aiding Beijing’s attempts to whitewash repression against Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians and others

We, a coalition of over 220 Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, Southern Mongolian and Chinese democracy groups, are demanding the High Commissioner reverse her current plan to visit China or risk walking into a propaganda minefield laid out by the Chinese Communist Party.

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