Press Release: Joint Appeal Calls for Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Investment Agreement

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

36 Civil Society Organisations Call for Stronger Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

In view of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today a coalition of 36 civil society organisations (CSOs) has launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of  enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

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Once Jews, Now Uighurs: Why Would Volkswagen Want to Be Complicit in Another Genocide?

Haaretz, 28 December 2020

Below is an article published by Haaretz.

An open letter to Stephan Wollenstein, Chief Executive of Volkswagen, China 

Dear Dr Wollenstein, 

Last week, in a BBC interview, you defended your company’s decision to continue operating a car plant in the Uighur region of China, where forced Uighur Muslim slave labor is rampant, and up to three million Uighurs are detained in concentration camps. 

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Coalition of activist groups pens open letter to Tim Cook over human rights failings

iMore, 18 December 2020

Below is an article published by iMore. Photo Apple.

A coalition of more than 150 activist groups has penned an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighting the company’s failure to enact its own human rights policy.

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OPEN LETTER: ACTIVISTS CALL ON THE IOC TO LEAVE ”NO ONE BEHIND”

Open Letter– For immediate release
16 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On Wednesday, representatives from the World Uyghur Congress, Students for a Free Tibet, International Tibet Network, China Against Death Penalty and We the HongKongers  sent an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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STATEMENT: WUC WELCOMES THE SUPPORT OF CHIEF RABBI MIRVIS

Statement– For immediate release
15 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC welcomes the Op-Ed in The Guardian by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, and expresses its heartfelt thanks to the Chief Rabbi for speaking out to condemn the grave human rights abuses against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan. As the Chief Rabbi is one of the leading religious authorities in the United Kingdom, his statement is of significant importance for the Uyghur community. 

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With Donald Trump going, who in the free world will stand up for Uighurs now?

The Independent, 01 December 2020

Below is an op-ed in The Independent, by WUC UK Director Rahima Mahmut.

It is now almost four years since I have had any contact with my family in East Turkestan or “Xinjiang”. It is a region in what is now western China that is the historical homeland of the Uighur people and other Turkic Muslims.

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DOMINIC RAAB: BAN CHEN QUANGUO FOR ATROCITIES AGAINST UYGHURS AND TIBETANS

Free Tibet, 25 November 2020

Below is an article published by Free Tibet.

On Wednesday 25th November, Free Tibet, the World Uyghur Congress and the Tibet Community in Britain will announce the launch of their latest critical campaign, #BanChen, calling on the Foreign Secretary to ban human rights abuser, Chen Quanguo, from entering the UK.

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