Weekly Brief: October 25

World Uyghur Congress, 25 October 2019

WUC Joins Civil Society Calling on Apple to End Its Support of Chinese Censorship

On October 17, the World Uyghur Congress issued a joint statement alongside Students for a Free Tibet, Tibet Action Institute and SumOfUs to press Apple to stop collaborating with China’s repressive policies and censorship on freedom of speech. 

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Peaceful March for Human Rights on the 70th Anniversary of PRC

World Uyghur Congress, 4 October, 2019

WUC – October 1st 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

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Weekly Brief October 4

World Uyghur Congress, 4 October 2019

70 Years of Oppression by China is Enough: Protest March in Brussels

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 organized 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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Weekly Brief September 27

World Uyghur Congress, 27 September 2019

Jewher Ilham spoke during an event at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC

On September 23, Jewher Ilham, daughter of well-known economist and scholar Ilham Tohti gave a speech during a side-event organized by the Trump administration at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC.

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Joint Statement- Day of the Disappeared

Joint Statement – For immediate release
30 August 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

‘At the moment, we don’t know his whereabouts, which prison he is in, or even if he is alive.’

‘On December 26, 2017, my sister took a flight from Malaysia to our home town. We have not heard from her since.’

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Int’l Day of the Disappeared: Educating United Nations on Enforced Disappearances of Uyghurs

Hong Kong Free Press, 30 August 2019

By Omer Kanat – In April 2019, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), addressedChinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping and other world leaders at the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

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Uyghur Exile Group Slams ‘Groundless’ Claims by China of Ties to Terrorism Ahead of UN Rights Council

Radio Free Asia, 28 August 2019

By Adile Ablet – Claims made by China to U.N. member states that the head of a Uyghur exile group is a “terrorist” wanted for criminal activities are “groundless,” his organization said in a statement, suggesting Beijing is seeking to silence criticism of its repressive policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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Uyghur Man in Qatar Fears Forced Return to China

Radio Free Asia, 3 August 2019

By Alim Seytoff A Uyghur man held in an airport in Qatar has sent out an appeal for help to avoid being deported to China, where he said he will face persecution, media reports said on Saturday.

Ablikim Yusup, 53, said in a video posted to Facebook from Doha International Airport that he fears for his safety if sent back.

“I need the world’s help,” Yusup said.

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