PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges International Community to Join in Imposing Targeted Sanctions and Restrictions

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

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the first concrete measures by a national government to address ongoing crimes against humanity in East Turkistan after the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State passed a series of sanctions and restrictions on Chinese companies, government entities and individuals.

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

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

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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PRESS RELEASE: “70 Years of Repression by China is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom Now!” Peaceful March for Human Rights in China on October 1st in Brussels, Belgium

Joint press release

World Uyghur Congress
International Campaign for Tibet
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 
Belgian Uyghur Association
Tibetan Community of Belgium

Brussels, 24 September 2019 – On October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Joins Civil Society Calling on UN Chief to Denounce China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

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

The World Uyghur Congress is calling on United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres along with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights and International Commission of Jurists, in a joint letter released on September 17, 2019, to denounce China’s abuse of Uyghurs.

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NGOs: Alarming trend of intimidation and reprisals on UN premises must be addressed urgently

World Uyghur Congress, 17 September 2019

On August 23, 2019, 23 NGOs wrote to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (ASG), the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to raise concerns over an alarming pattern of intimidation and reprisals faced by members of civil society during sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Calls On German Chancellor to Challenge China on Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs

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

The World Uyghur Congress is calling on German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to reject a business as usual approach and substantively raise the arbitrary detention of 1-3 million Uyghurs with Chinese leaders during her upcoming visit this week.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Deeply Troubled by China’s Recent Unfounded Assertions at UN Office at Geneva

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

The Chinese delegation recently circulated a Note Verbale to UN Member States in Geneva, repeating unsubstantiated claims that WUC President, Dolkun Isa, is a “notorious anti-China secessionist and terrorist” and that the WUC supports violence. The letter goes on to discourage Member States from meeting with Mr. Isa or his associates.

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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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