Press Release: WUC and 70 Other Organizations Urge Canada and U.K. to Join Global Magnitsky Sanctions

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

The World Uyghur Congress has joined with 70 other organizations to call on the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom to join the United States in sanctioning senior Chinese leaders and entities responsible for egregious human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples in China.

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Uighur Group Urges IOC to Reconsider 2022 Beijing Winter Games Venue

New York Times, 14 August 2020

The largest group of exiled ethnic Uighurs has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider holding the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, citing what it says is evidence of crimes against humanity committed in China’s Xinjiang region.

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OH WIND CRY, LET ME LEARN TO CRY FROM YOU

swlondoner, 5 August 2020

Below is an article published by swlondoner, Photo Private.

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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WUC Joins 180+ Organization to Demand Apparel Brands to End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour

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

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. [Visit the Coalition End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region’s website here.] The groups have issued a call to action seeking brand commitments to cut all ties with suppliers implicated in forced labour and end all sourcing from the Uyghur Region, from cotton to finished garments, within twelve months. 

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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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Flights cancelled after coronavirus reported in China’s Xinjiang

AlJazeera, 17 July 2020

Below is an article published by AlJazeera, Photo GREG BAKER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Hundreds of flights to and from Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang, were cancelled on Friday, after the region reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in about five months.

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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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