Urgent Call : ‘’Coronavirus Emergency Fund for Uyghur Refugees’’

World Uyghur Congress, 03 April 2020

Photo: Nicole Tung for NPR

The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, particularly the most vulnerable members of our community.

Due to the initial mismanagement, censorship and lack of transparency about the virus by the Chinese Communist Party, the entire world is now facing a pandemic. Every government around the world is taking various steps and creating different emergency funds to provide financial support to its own citizens, but many people are still being left behind.

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WUC Capacity Building Workshop on Human Rights Advocacy, Online Security & Media Engagement

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Uyghurs in Xinjiang Ordered to Replace Traditional Décor With Sinicized Furniture

Radio Free Asia, January 9, 2020

Joshua Lipes – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are ordering Uyghurs to “modernize” the interiors of their homes by ridding them of traditional ethnic decor and adding Sinicized furniture, largely to the benefit of majority Han Chinese entrepreneurs, sources said.

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China’s false accusations against Uyghurs in regards to their missing relatives

Campaign for Uyghurs, 29 December 2019

Unsubstantiated statements have been published by the Global Times, a Chinese propaganda newspaper functioning under the political patronage of the Chinese Communist ruling Party (CCP).

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Applauds the Decision of the European Parliament to Award Ilham Tohti the Sakharov Prize

Press Release – For immediate release
18 December 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress applauds the decision of the European Parliament to award the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti. The Sakharov Prize is the top human rights award bestowed by the Parliament and the decision to award Ilham Tohti this year is a symbolically important act of support for the Uyghur people from the European Parliament.

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Arsenal distance themselves from Mesut Özil comments on Uighurs’ plight

The Guardian, 13 December, 2019

Nick Ames – Arsenal have distanced themselves from comments made by Mesut Özil on Instagram, in which he spoke out strongly against China’s persecution of the Uighur population in the north-western region of Xinjiang and criticised Muslims for not doing more to highlight the issue.

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