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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Press Release: Dutch House of Representatives Holds Roundtable Session with Apparel Brands on Uyghur Forced Labour

Press Release – For immediate release
25 November 2020
Contact: Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour enduyghurforcedlabour.org
or [email protected]

Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour – Coalition members submit group testimony, calling for Dutch apparel brands to exit the Uyghur region and the Dutch government to introduce mandatory due diligence legislation.

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Beijing 2022 Olympics: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’

The Diplomat, 11 November 2020

Below is an article by WUC Program Manager Zumretay Arkin and others, published in The Diplomat. Photo NG Han Guan/AP

With just over a year to go until the 2022 Winter Olympics, the clock is ticking for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure it does not repeat the same mistake it made in 2008 by effectively endorsing China’s failure to improve human rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Parliamentary Committee Labels Uyghur Crisis a “Genocide”

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

In an important development, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (the Subcommittee) in the Canadian Parliament has designated atrocities by the Chinese government against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan to be a genocide in line with the UN Genocide Convention.

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More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

AP News, 16 October 2020

Below is an article published by AP News. Photo AP/NG Han Guan

Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

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#VoteNoChina: 70 Uyghur organizations call on governments to vote against China’s election to UN human rights body

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

Photo Credit: Yette Su

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), along with 68 Uyghur organizations from 18 countries, we call on UN Member States to vote against China’s renewed membership on the Human Rights Council, given its ongoing and systematic human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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