PRESS RELEASE: Chinese Government Threatens, Intimidates and Slanders WUC

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+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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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
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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