PRESS RELEASE: Coalition of NGOs Calls on Norway Oil Fund to Divest from Hikvision and Dahua

World Uyghur Congress, March 11, 2020

Oslo, March 11, 2020 – The Norwegian Uyghur Committee, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Norwegian PEN, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Uyghur Human Rights Project and the World Uyghur Congress have jointly published an open letter calling on the Government Pension Fund of Norway to divest from Chinese technology companies Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology, due to their involvement in serious and ongoing human rights violations in the Uyghur Region in China. The full text of the letter continues below:

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Event Announcement: Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

Press Release – For immediate release
18 February 2020

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a week-long photo exhibition: ‘’Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis ’’ inside a tent at the Broken Chair square in Geneva, in front of the United Nations building (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from February 24 to February 28, 2020. This event will take place during the first week of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion. 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Remembers the Victims of the Ghulja Massacre on its 23rd Anniversary

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

The World Uyghur Congress remembers the victims of the Ghulja Massacre, on the 23rd anniversary of the incident where hundreds of Uyghurs were killed, arrested or wounded as Chinese security forces violently cracked down on peaceful Uyghur protestors.

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PRESS RELEASE: Camp Detainees Particularly Vulnerable During Virus Outbreak

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

The WUC is deeply concerned that the rapidly spreading novel corona virus outbreak, which has affected thousands of people in China, may put the Uyghur people and those detained in camps at particular risk. The virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, has already infected 2,000 people and resulted in the deaths of 81 people.

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Freedom from Frear, sanction the Chinese dictatorship! HKGCG and WUC announce demonstration on 1/19/2020 at 1:30 p.m.

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

BERLIN, GERMANY – The Hongkongers in Germany Concern Group (HKGCG) and the World Uyghur Congress in Germany officially announced their joint demonstration in Berlin on January 19, 2020.

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Press Release: WUC Congratulates President Tsai Ing-Wen for her Re-election

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

The World Uyghur Congress congratulates Tsau Ing-Wen for her re-election as the President of Taiwan. This is a symbolic victory, as it shows that Taiwan won’t be intimidated by Beijing’s pressure campaign.

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PRESS RELEASE: Chinese Government Threatens, Intimidates and Slanders WUC

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

In an effort to undermine the work of the World Uyghur Congress and to slow the growing momentum to release the 1-3 million innocent Uyghurs held in internment camps by the Chinese government and ensure human rights for Uyghurs, the Chinese government has increasingly been attacking the WUC. These have escalated into veiled threats and potentially more serious efforts to intimidate and threaten WUC staff.

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Uyghur Congress Applauds Passing of Strong Resolution on the Uyghur Crisis in the European Parliament

Press Release – For immediate release
19 December 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress applauds and is greatly encouraged by the passing of a strong resolution by the European Parliament on the Uyghur crisis, passed by an overwhelming majority. This marks the third time in just over a year that the European Parliament has addressed the crisis in a resolution and demonstrates its and the EU’s resolve to take meaningful action to stop China’s crimes against humanity against Uyghurs.

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