PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE US GENOCIDE DESIGNATION

Press Release – For immediate release
19 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the decision of the U.S. Department of State to determine China’s repression of the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples as both “crimes against humanity” and “genocide’’. This makes it the first government to designate the crimes in East Turkistan as genocide, and comes as the incoming Biden Administration is preparing for the presidential inauguration.

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Press Release: WUC Welcomes US, UK, Canada Measures to End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour

Press Release – For immediate release
14 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes decisions by the U.S., U.K., and Canadian governments to take new measures to address the grave human rights abuses against Uyghurs in East Turkistan, in particular focused on ending Western companies’ complicity in the use of Uyghur forced labour.

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Press Release: Joint Appeal Calls for Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Investment Agreement

Press Release – For immediate release
13 January 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

36 Civil Society Organisations Call for Stronger Human Rights Safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

In view of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today a coalition of 36 civil society organisations (CSOs) has launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of  enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

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HONG KONG: HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN MASS ARRESTS

World Uyghur Congress, 12 January 2020

We, the undersigned 35* groups and organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights, condemn the arrests of over 50 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong. The arrests symbolize the ongoing weaponization of law to undermine the democratic aspirations and rights of Hong Kong people. The international community must continue to condemn this blatant political repression of Hongkongers peacefully exercising their rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON TURKEY TO REFRAIN FROM SIGNING EXTRADITION TREATY WITH CHINA

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) calls on the government of Turkey to abide by international law and the principle of non-refoulement and refrain from signing the extradition treaty with the government of China.

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WUC Applauds Resolution on the Uyghur Crisis by the European Parliament

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) applauds the adoption of a strong urgency resolution by the European Parliament on the Uyghur crisis, which was passed by an overwhelming majority today. This marks the fourth time in just over two years that the European Parliament addresses the Uyghur crisis in a resolution. Though the WUC welcomes the continuing resolve of the European Union (EU) to speak out, the urgency of the situation for the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, which has worsened dramatically since the last resolution in 2019, demands that the EU now puts its words into action to stop the Uyghur genocide. 

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OPEN LETTER: ACTIVISTS CALL ON THE IOC TO LEAVE ”NO ONE BEHIND”

Open Letter– For immediate release
16 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On Wednesday, representatives from the World Uyghur Congress, Students for a Free Tibet, International Tibet Network, China Against Death Penalty and We the HongKongers  sent an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER NEW EVIDENCE OF FORCED LABOUR

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) expresses its concerns by the findings of another important report by Dr Adrian Zenz for the Center for Global Policy on the extent of forced labour in East Turkistan, which revealed the state-sponsored transfer programs that coerce hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples into forced labour settings. Moreover, the report provides strong evidence that the production of cotton in East Turkistan involves a coercive, state-run program targeting the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples. 

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