Event Announcement: Targeted Oppression of Women in China’s Genocide in East Turkistan

Event Announcement: Targeted Oppression of Women in China’s Genocide in East Turkistan

March 3, 2022

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, join the World Uyghur Congress Women’s Committee and the Uyghur Human Rights Project for two discussions highlighting ongoing atrocities against Uyghur and other Turkic women in East Turkistan: 

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China: IOC Can’t Ensure Olympic Apparel Is Abuse-Free

Statement, Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region
14 February 2022

Supplier Audits Lacked Transparency, Don’t Answer Key Questions

(New York, February 14, 2022) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not conduct adequate human rights due diligence to address the risk that Olympic uniforms and other products for the Beijing Winter Games aren’t linked to grave rights violations in China’s Uyghur region, the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region (EUFL) and Human Rights Watch said today. The Coalition brings together over 400 organizations from 40 countries and includes family members of those unjustly held in China’s brutal mass detention camps.

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JOINT STATEMENT

Threats to Athletes, Human Rights Crimes Define Beijing Games

Sponsors, NBC Should Stand with Athletes and Against Repression

Joint Statement 
02 February, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Threats to Athletes, Human Rights Crimes Define Beijing Games

Sponsors, NBC Should Stand with Athletes and Against Repression

(Washington DC, February 2, 2022) – A coalition of athletes and human rights groups is calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and The Olympic Partner (TOP) Olympic sponsors to ensure athletes’ free expression is guaranteed during the Beijing Winter Games. The 2022 Beijing Games officially launch on February 4 against a backdrop of Chinese government atrocity crimes targeting Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic communities, and harsh repression in Tibet, Hong Kong, and on the mainland.

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Words of condemnation will not save the Uyghurs from genocide – we need action

On January 28th, the Uyghur community joined the rest of the world in remembering the victims of the Holocaust and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. But despite Despite all the “Never Again’s” and pledges from politicians to learn the lessons of history, the world continues to be scarred by atrocity crimes.

WUC UK Director, Rahima Mahmut, publishes an op-ed in Politics Home:
https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/words-of-condemnation-will-not-save-the-uyghurs-from-genocide-we-need-action

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Three NGOs call on the EU to adopt further sanctions against human rights violators in Tibet and Uyghur Region

Press Release – For Immediate Release
31 January, 2022

www.uyghurcongress.org

In a joint letter, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) called on the EU to extend its list of persons under asset freeze and travel ban for their involvement in human rights violations in the People’s Republic of China. The organizations submitted names of four Chinese officials for the consideration of the EU who are to be held accountable for their role in systematic human rights violations.

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PRESS RELEASE: Over 250 rights groups criticise UN Secretary-General António Guterres for accepting an invitation to Beijing 2022

Press Release – For Immediate Release
14 January, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

A coalition of over 250 global civil society groups representing Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Chinese, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and other communities [1] has written to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, asking him to revoke his acceptance of an invitation to attend the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. [2] 

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WUC JOINS MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS IN AN OPEN LETTER TO THE OIC

Open Letter – For immediate release
18 December, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) joins over 90 Muslim organizations around the world in an open letter to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ahead of their Assembly of Foreign Ministers on December 19th.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Human Rights Project and World Uyghur Congress to Submit Universal Jurisdiction Complaint to the Criminal Courts of Argentina for Genocide and Crimes against Humanity against the Uyghur People

Press Release – For Immediate Release
14 December, 2021
Contact: Michael Polak

[email protected]
+44 020 7936 3637

The World Uyghur Congress (“WUC”) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (“UHRP”) have instructed lawyers to prepare a universal jurisdiction criminal complaint to submit to the Federal Criminal Court of Appeals in Buenos Aires, Argentina setting out the international crimes being committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic people in the Uyghur Region and the identity of those most responsible for these crimes. Under Argentinian universal jurisdiction provisions, the Courts have jurisdictions for international crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity, wherever they take place. 

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