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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Gulbahar Haitiwaji with Elisha Wiesel

March 3, 2022

Join us on March 16 at 2:30pm EST/8:30pm CET as we present a conversation between Gulbahar Haitiwaji and Elisha Wiesel about Haitiwaji’s powerful new memoir of her experience in a Xinjiang detention center and the ongoing persecution of Uyghur muslims in China, “How I Survived a Chinese ‘Reeducation’ Camp” (Seven Stories Press, 2022).

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Application – Capacity Building Training Seminar for Uyghur Youth Activists

The WUC is inviting Uyghur youth activists to participate in an upcoming capacity building training from March 25-27, 2022 in Bursa, Turkey. If you would like to take part, please submit your details in the Application Form below for review. This workshop will be held in a hybrid format to include participants who are not able to travel for financial or pandemic reasons. 

Conducting strategic advocacy in international spaces through effective grassroots campaigning, coalition building and engagement with media have played an important role in advancing Uyghur rights on the global stage.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS 7TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN EAST TURKISTAN

On Sunday the 14th of November, during the World Uyghur Congress’ 7th General Assembly, its newly elected leadership adopted a resolution “on the Situation of Uyghurs and other Turkic People in East Turkistan”. The resolution contains calls on the Chinese government, the International Community – including the United Nations – and the International Olympic Committee to take action to end the human rights atrocities against the Uyghur people.

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

Press Release – For Immediate Release
14 November, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Today, on November 14th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has announced the election results of its 7th General Assembly, held in Prague, Czech Republic. Yesterday, 204 delegates from over 25 countries casted their votes for the WUC’s 16 different committees and boards, including its presidency. 137 votes were casted in person, 67 were casted online.

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS TO HOLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND 7TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, FROM NOVEMBER 12-14

Press Release- For immediate release
08 November, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As international pressure mounts on China to end its incarceration and mistreatment of millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will gather in Prague, Czech Republic, from November 12-14, 2021 for the world’s largest meeting of Uyghurs in the diaspora.

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‘There’s cameras everywhere’: testimonies detail far-reaching surveillance of Uyghurs in China

The Guardian. 30 September 2021

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo:AFP.

Abdusalam Muhammad recalls local police interrogating him and his family in their home of Yakan in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region as early as 1995. At the time, his family was deeply involved with the local mosque. His father was the imam, and his grandfather was the mosque’s secretary. As for Muhammad, he said he prayed five times a day, was a “non-smoker” and a “well-behaved man”.

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Uyghurs in Canada Open New Mosque in Former Toronto Catholic Church

RFA. 29 September 2021

Below is an article published by RFA. Photo:RFA.

With Koranic recitations and the raising of the blue and white crescent moon and star East Turkestan flag, Uyghurs in Canada opened a mosque and community center on the outskirts of Toronto in a renovated 150-year-old Roman Catholic Church to serve a community of 2,000 members of the Turkic ethnic group.

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