EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: World Uyghur Congress to Convene Global Conference on Uyghur Crisis in Washington D.C.

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

From June 6-7 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the Central Asia Program at George Washington University will hold a two-day international conference in Washington DC, Confronting Atrocities in China: The Global Response to the Uyghur Crisis. Proceedings will begin at 10:00 with an opening ceremony on June 6th at Capitol Hill.

The conference comes at a critical time as Uyghurs are face an unprecedented attack on their identity through an extensive network of political indoctrination camps where up to two million have been arbitrarily detained since April 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Highlights Religious Persecution of Uyghurs During Ramadan

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

As millions of Muslims around the world have begun to observe the holy month the Ramadan, the WUC would like to highlight the plight of the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, who are not able to fully observe Ramadan due to the heavy religious persecution and restrictions imposed by the Chinese government. Uyghurs are not able to engage in even the most basic aspects of religious practice and are being completely denied their right to freedom of religion, in contravention to China’s own constitution.

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Hundreds Gather Washington DC Calling for Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Bills in the US House and Senate

World Uyghur Congress, 9 April 2019

On Saturday, April 6, hundreds gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, to show their support for the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act and the UIGHUR Act. The bills call for a response from multiple US government departments, including the State Department, Commerce and the FBI, and if passed will represent a step forward in pressuring the Chinese government to change course on its crackdown in East Turkistan.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tibetans and Uyghurs to hold demonstration during EU-China Summit

World Uyghur Congress

International Campaign for Tibet

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 

Joint press release

Brussels, 4 April 2019 – On the occasion of the EU-China Summit on 9 April 2019 in Brussels, FIDH, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), and Tibetan and Uyghur communities in Belgium have organized a joint demonstration to urge the EU to demand China be held accountable for its many human rights violations. The demonstration will take place from 12:00 – 13:30 at Petite Rue de la Loi at the Schuman roundabout.

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WUC Urges New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern to Raise Camps Issue on China Visit

World Uyghur Congress, 29 March 2019

The WUC strongly urges the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, to raise the mass arbitrary detention of over one million in political indoctrination camps on her coming visit. Prime Minister Ardern impressed much of the world with her empathy and solidarity with the victims of the Islamophobic terrorist attack against Muslims in Christchuch and we urge her to show the same compassion in raising the repression of Uyghurs and calling on Chinese leaders to close the camps.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

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

On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Italy, the WUC calls on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Troubled By Continued Intimidation of Activists Outside China

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

The Kazakh government should cease intimidation against peaceful activists campaigning for detained relatives in China and release Serikzhan Bilash. The Kazakh activist was arrested on March 10th, charged with “inciting ethnic discord” and given two months’ house arrest while he awaits trial.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Stands in Solidarity with the Tibetan People on the 60th Anniversary Tibetan National Uprising Day

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

The World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur people stand in solidarity and friendship with the Tibetan people on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of March 10, 1959. The Tibetan National Uprising Day commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the Chinese Communist Party’s occupation in Tibet.

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