China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims sparks anger near new embassy site in London

CNN, 05 October 2020

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China’s decision to move its British embassy from London’s upmarket West End to the less glitzy east could have been a heart-warming tale of homecoming. The new mission will be built at the former Royal Mint, just a stone’s throw from the city’s original 19th century Chinatown.

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British MPs Condemn Rights Abuses in Xinjiang, Demand End to Beijing’s Policies of Repression

Radio Free Asia, 10 September 2020

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A group of 135 cross-party British members of parliament have written to China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom condemning rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and calling for their immediate end.

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OH WIND CRY, LET ME LEARN TO CRY FROM YOU

swlondoner, 5 August 2020

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Rahima Mahmut sings in her London kitchen to remember everything that she has lost. 

For two decades, the campaigner has used music to draw international attention to the human rights of Uighurs, the ethnic group from western China to which she belongs.

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Board of Deputies President writes to Chinese Ambassador citing ‘similarities’ between Chinese treatment of Uyghurs and Nazi atrocities

Board of Deputies of British Jews, 20 July 2020

Marie van der Zyl, President of Board of Deputies of British Jews, calls in an open letter to the Chinese Ambassador in London on the Chinese government to release all camp detainees and to stop the atrocities against Uyghurs and other groups. The crackdown on Uyghurs resembles, according to Ms. der Zyl, to what happened in Nazi Germany 75 years ago. “The world is watching. The hand of history is poised. For its future, China has a choice between great glory and eternal shame. Let it choose the former” Ms. van der Zyl”, Ms. der Zyl concluded her very powerful letter.  Please find the full letter below: 

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Press Release: Lawyers on Behalf of Uyghur Clients Call on Telecom Providers to End Business with Huawei over Crimes Against Humanity and Slavery Evidence

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

UK telecom companies and their ties with Chinese communications giant Huawei are coming under the spotlight from Uyghur activists who claim that evidence indicates that the company is implicated in gross human rights abuses. 

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One-Year Anniversary of the Anti-Extradition Law Protests in Hong Kong: Speech by Rahima Mahmud

 

 

On June 13, Rahima Mahmud, artist and WUC London office representative, spoke at an online rally organized by Democracy by Hong Kong and Stand with Hong Kong in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the anti-extradition law protests.

Please find Ms Mahmuds speech below: 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes the Launch of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China

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

The WUC applauds the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), an alliance of legislators from nine global parliaments who have come together to push governments to adopt a tougher stance on China. The IPAC includes prominent parliamentarians and legislators from Australia, Canada, the European Parliament, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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Uyghur human rights bill goes to House for vote

The World, 27 May 2020

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In Congress, lawmakers are talking about human rights for Uyghurs, the Muslim ethnic minority in far western China. Hundreds of thousands of Uighurs have been sent to detention camps in China’s Xinjiang province. Marco speaks with Rahima Mahmut, a human rights activist from the World Uyghur Congress, about a US bill that would sanction Chinese officials involved in the crackdown in Xinjiang.

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