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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PRESS RELEASE: China Must End Forced Labour and Mass Transfer of Uyghur Detainees

Press Release – For immediate release
1 April 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC is deeply concerned by the Chinese government’s continued practice of forced labour and the mass transfer of Uyghur prisoners and camp detainees to other parts of China to engage in forced labour. While these policies have predated the current novel coronavirus pandemic, they appear to be escalating and growing in severity. It is increasingly apparent that the Chinese government is using furor and panic caused by the current pandemic, to carry out these mass transfers and increase its use of Uyghur forced labour without scrutiny or attention from the international community.

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PRESS RELEASE: Chinese Government Threatens, Intimidates and Slanders WUC

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress 
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

In an effort to undermine the work of the World Uyghur Congress and to slow the growing momentum to release the 1-3 million innocent Uyghurs held in internment camps by the Chinese government and ensure human rights for Uyghurs, the Chinese government has increasingly been attacking the WUC. These have escalated into veiled threats and potentially more serious efforts to intimidate and threaten WUC staff.

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The World Uyghur Congress Concludes a Successful Conference and Media Training Workshop in Brussels

From 7 – 10 December, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), held a successful media training workshop for Uyghur activists and a day-long conference entitled ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ in Brussels, Belgium.

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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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