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]

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

Below is an article published by The World.

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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The Uighurs, Religious Minorities and the People’s Republic of China Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

Quilliam, 26 May 2020

You are invited to a Zoom webinar at 6 pm on Tuesday June 2 2020* , where we will discuss
Chinese policy towards religious minorities and in particular Uighur Muslims. We will consider:

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PLEASE TAKE ACTION AND WRITE TO YOUR MP

World Uyghur Congress, 23 April 2020

Use this template letter (document)  to ask your own Member of Parliament to urge the government to take strong action to bring an end to China’s oppression of Uyghurs and other minorities.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC UK: Lawyers & Uyghur human rights group request suspension of unlawful importation of forced labour goods from China  

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) submitted extensive evidence to the UK’s customs authorities and requested the suspension of cotton goods produced with forced labour in China entering the UK.

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