The UK must act now to save Uighur lives from ethnic cleansing

The Times, 19 January 2021

Below is an article by WUC UK Director Rahima Mahmut, published by The Times.

In September 2000, I left my beloved homeland and my entire family, including my five-year-old son, behind and came to the UK; my son joined me two years later. After witnessing first-hand the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations against my people in 1997, I felt compelled to leave.

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

CNN, 05 October 2020

Below is an article published by CNN. Photo CNN

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

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia (RFA). Photo RFA.

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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