PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Appreciates Joint Effort to Protect Uyghur Asylum Seeker

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

As a result of the quick work of the US State Department, Uyghur organisations and activists, Ablikim Yusup, a Uyghur man who was under threat of deportation to China from Qatar was allowed to travel to the United States as a safe third country.

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PRESS RELEASE: China Must Allow German Green Party Member Access

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) urges China to respect the decision of the German Bundestag to send Green Party member Margarete Bause with a Committee delegation to China this month. This week, China indicated that the Bundestag’s Digital Agenda Committee as well as the Human Rights Committee, which Ms. Bause is also a member of, would not be allowed access as long as she remains on the delegation list.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Urges Skepticism Over Shohrat Zakir Remarks

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

At a press conference this morning in Beijing, regional governor Shohrat Zakir suggested that the majority of those held in internment camps across the region have now been released and have signed work contracts with local companies. The Uyghur Congress urges the international community to remain deeply skeptical of these statements, given China’s history of false claims about the internment camp system.

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WUC Urges the International Community not to Repeat Mistakes of the Past on the 10th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Friday, 5 July 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in East Turkistan. On July 5-7, 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, forcibly disappeared or injured in a brutal response from the Chinese government to peaceful protests from mostly Uyghur students in Urumqi in response to China’s policies in the region.

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2019: Chinese officials complicit in the torture of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples should be sanctioned

For immediate release
June 25, 2019 3:30 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on all concerned governments to sanction Chinese officials for the torture of individuals held in Chinese government concentration camps.

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WUC Deeply Saddened by Death of Prominent Uyghur Writer

Press Release – For immediate release
19 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC is deeply saddened by the death of Nurmuhemmet Tohti, a prominent Uyghur writer, who reportedly died shortly after detention in an internment camp in East Turkistan. He was detained from November 2018 to March of this year and was said to have been deprived of medical treatment for diabetes and heart disease, which led to his death at 70 years old.

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Tibetan, Uyghur And Chinese Activists Urge Google: “Respect Human Rights, Don’t Do China’s Dirty Work”

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release
13 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Live online briefing concerning google dragonfly – the censored china search engine – and the company’s complicity in china’s human rights abuses, to be held days before shareholders’ meeting

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Stands in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protestors

Press Release – For immediate release
12 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC wishes to express its support and solidarity with the people of Hong Kong exercising their right to freedom of assembly by taking to the streets to protest against the introduction of an extradition law that would be used to silence and oppress civil society in Hong Kong.

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