WUC/UHRP EVENT – From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide

World Uyghur Congress, June 25, 2020

From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide: July 5, 2009 as a turning point in China’s repression of Uyghurs

10am – 12pm EDT (GMT-5)
Thursday, July 2, 2020

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July 5, 2009 was one of the most defining and tragic days in modern Uyghur history. On that day, university students took to the streets of Ürümchi to demand justice for Uyghurs murdered in Shaoguan, Guangdong, in a racially motivated attack the previous month. At some point, bystander interference and police intervention turned the demonstration into a bloody incident followed by days of revenge killings and unrest. Official Chinese state media reported that 198 “mostly Han” people died. Eyewitness accounts, however, told another story: one of brutality as the police opened fire on demonstrators, beat civilians in the streets, and disappeared Uyghurs by the thousands over the months that followed. 

This event, co-hosted by the World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project, will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Ürümchi unrest. A group of distinguished speakers will reflect on how the events of July 5, 2009 marked a turning point in Chinese government policy toward the Uyghurs, paving the way for the Chinese state to move from systematic assimilation to an ongoing campaign of cultural genocide.

The event will take place as a moderated roundtable discussion in Q&A format. Audience members will be able to submit questions to the speakers throughout the event.

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Dr. Elise Anderson, Senior Program Officer for Research and Advocacy, Uyghur Human Rights Project


Dr. Adrian Zenz, Fellow, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Dr. Timothy Grose, Associate Professor of China Studies, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ms. Ursula Gauthier, Journalist and Sinologist
Dr. Rian Thum, Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
Dr. Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch

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World Uyghur Congress, 29 May 2020


UHRP Releases New #KashgarCoerced Report

On June 3, the Uyghur Human Rights Project released its new report “ Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture’’. The report documents the campaign led by the Chinese government to suppress important aspects of Uyghur culture, by changing significantly the ancient city of Kashgar. The city is an important part of the Uyghur identity, due to its significant historical importance. Kashgar has been targeted by the government’s vast ‘’ modernizing’’ reconstruction project.

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WUC Capacity Building Workshop on Human Rights Advocacy, Online Security & Media Engagement

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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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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT — The Uyghur crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will hold an international conference, “The Uyghur Crisis: A Laboratory for Rights Abuses” on December 10, 2019, in room ASP-3H1 at the European Parliament. The event will be preceded by a human rights advocacy workshop from December 7-9 with youth participants from around the world.

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Uyghur Media Training Seminar Application — Uyghur Yashlirini axbarat we uchur alaqe boyiche terbiyilinish kursigha iltimas qilish

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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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Calendar of the July 5th Urumqi Massacre Protest Around the World

World Uyghur Congress, 28 June 2019

Country City Protest Time Protest Location Contact Information


München July 5th, From 15:00 – 18:30 Gather at:

Theresienwiese, München

Rally end point:

Chinese General Consulate in Munich, Hofmannstr. 57


+49 17670864325

Turgunjan Alawdun:

+49 17610382764

Karlsruhe July 5th, From 17:00 – 18:00 Karlsruhe Friedrichsplatz Enwer Ehmet:

+49 176847090207

Finland Helsinki July 7th, From 14:00 Senaatintori, Helsinki Obulqasim:

+35 8407150072

Norway Oslo July 5th, From 13:00 Tuengen Allé 2B, 0374 Oslo Bahtiyar Omer:

+47 99850702

England London July 5th, From 18:00 – 20:00 Consular Section Embassy of China.

49-51 Portland Place, London, W1B 1JL.

Nizamidin Semetov:

+44 7986047994

Sweden Stockholm July 6, From 14:30 Chinese Embassy in Stockholm: Lidovägen, 811525, Stockholm Adam Galif:

+46 760077051


+46 736208555

Belgium Brussels July 5th Place du Luxembourg, 1050 Brussels Yashar Yalqun:

+32 492072134

France Paris July 7th, From 13:00 Paris Alimjan Ömer:

+33 626643855

Netherlands Amsterdam July 5th, From 16:00 -19:00 Dam Square Abdusalam Niyaz:

+31 618554698

Canada Toronto July 5th, From 10:30 – 14:30 240 ST George St, M5R 2N5 Itibar Artis:

+1 (416) 837-3722

Montreal July 5th, From 10:30 – 14:30 2100 Saint-Catherine St W. H3H 1M7 Nurmemet:

+1 (514) 717-1277

Vancouver July 6, From 10:30 – 14:30 3380 Granville St, V6H 3K3 Turnisa Medsedik:

+1 (604) 600-5078

Nureli Hajim:

+1 (604) 339-5051

U.S. New York July 5th, From 16:00 – 18:00 Time Square Roshen Abbas:

+1 (484) 557-2233

Washington July 5th, From 14:00 – 17:00 Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. Ilshat Hesen Kökböre:

+1 (703) 868-7384

San Francisco July 5th, From 10:00 – 12:00 1450 Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 +1 (415) 674-2900
Australia Adelaide July 6th, From 11:30 – 13:00 10:30am-Assembly at Victoria Square. 11:00am-March towards: Parliament House Nurmuhammad Majid Siddiq: +61 435 359 449
Sydney July 5th, From 10:00 – 12:00 Chinese Consulate:

39 Dunblan St, Camperdown

Mehmet Obul:

+61 400 502 669

Melbourne July 5th, From 10:00 – 12:00 Chinese Consulate:

534 Toorak Rd, Toorak Victoria

Alim Osman:

+61 418 288 827

Kazakhstan Almaty July 3rd, From 16:00 Qorghan Hotel in Almaty Erkin Ehmet:

+7 7016770151

Kyrgyzstan Bishkek July 5th There will be a meeting in Bishkek Rozimemet Hajim:

+9 96772577785

Turkey Ankara July 5th Ankara Hayrullah Efendigil:

+90 5357350540

Istanbul July 5th Chinese Consulate in Istanbul Hidayitullah Oghuzhan:

+90 5323856574

Japan Tokyo July 5th, From 14:00 Chinese Embassy in Tokyo Ilham Mahmut:

+81 80-3248-3463

Tokyo July 6th, Assembly at 10:00 am and March Begins at 11:00am. Tokyo 花川戸公園 Ilham Mahmut:

+81 80-3248-3463

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