PRESS RELEASE: WUC Endorses Formal Complaint Against French Brands

Press Release – For Immediate Release
09 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies. The complaint was submitted against INDITEX FRANCE, UNIQLO FRANCE, SMCP and SKECHERS USA FRANCE over allegations of their involvement in Uyghur forced labour.

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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC COMMEMORATES THE 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAREN UPRISING

Press Release – For Immediate Release
05 April 2021
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Baren Uprising, which took place in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Prefecture, from April 5 to 10, 1990. It is estimated that between two and three thousand Uyghurs died in the process and aftermath of the Baren Uprising, and the decade(s) that followed were marked by a significant increase in the brutal repression of Uyghur dissent. 

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Press Release: WUC Strongly Condemns Coerced Statements of Uyghurs

Press Release – For Immediate Release
1 April 2021
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s use of hostage diplomacy through forced TV confessions of Uyghurs in East Turkistan. 

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WUC JOINS CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS TO WELCOME ACTION BY UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS ON UYGHUR FORCED LABOUR

Joint Statement
30 March 2021
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A group of more than 16 independent UN human rights experts have sent a letter to Chinese and multinational companies, raising deep concerns about ‘the alleged arbitrary detention and forced labour’ of Uyghur Turkic Muslims. The letter was in response to information that connected over 150 domestic Chinese and foreign-domiciled companies to serious allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur workers.   

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CONDEMNS CHINA’S RETALIATORY SANCTIONS ON EU AND UK

Press Release – For Immediate Release
26 March 2021
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns China’s latest move to silence critics speaking out on the Uyghur genocide by imposing retaliatory sanctions on more than two dozen EU and UK individuals and entities. The WUC expresses its solidarity with the persons and entities subject to Chinese threats and intimidation and is determined to continue standing alongside all those who are committed to ending the Uyghur genocide and bringing justice to the victims of the Chinese government’s human rights atrocities.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC WELCOMES EU SANCTIONS ON CHINA OVER UYGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS ATROCITIES

Press Release – For Immediate Release
22 March 2021
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The World Uyghur Congress applauds the decision of the European Union (EU) to sanction four Chinese officials and one Chinese entity over their complicity in the atrocities against the Uyghurs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan. 

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PRESS RELEASE:WUC CALLS FOR ACTION ON UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Press Release – For Immediate Release
21 March 2021
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On the occasion of the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reiterates the need for urgent action to address the Uyghur genocide. The decades of discriminatory policies introduced by successive Chinese governments, and the exclusion of Uyghurs from any meaningful participation in the political and economic processes in East Turkistan paved the way for the current genocide. In the face of this crisis, the international community ought to share the responsibility to put an end to it, with concrete and meaningful actions.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON US SECRETARY OF STATE TO ADDRESS UYGHUR GENOCIDE DURING FIRST HIGH-LEVEL MEETING WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS

Press Release – For Immediate Release
18 March 2021
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On the occasion of the first high-level, in-person meeting between United States (US) and Chinese officials under the Biden administration today in Alaska, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has urged US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to adequately address the Uyghur genocide, along with several other recommendations. 

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