Join the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), Uyghur American Association (UAA), and World Uyghur Congress (WUC) for a presentation of new evidence of China’s persecution of Uyghurs and the criminalization of religious practice, as well as discussion of current and proposed actions to respond to the crisis.
Kalbinur Gheni, Uyghur advocate and UAA member, will provide testimony on her experience with family members detained for religious practice; Elfidar Iltebir, Uyghur advocate and UAA Board Member will speak about the work of UAA in the U.S.; Dolkun Isa, WUC President, will provide personal testimony and actions in Europe; Ataullah Şahyar, President of the East Turkistan Ulema Council, will provide personal testimony on his experience of repression as a religious leader in the Uyghur homeland; and Peter Irwin will discuss a new UHRP report, Islam Dispossessed—featured by the BBC—which exposes the detention and persecution of Uyghur imams.
Opening remarks will be provided by Ambassador Samuel Brownback, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Rep. Michael McCaul, and UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat.
July 2021 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As Beijing prepares for festivities to celebrate this event, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese people come together to commemorate a century of oppression.
The Chinese government has pointed to its economic growth as vindication for the CCP’s legacy over the past century, but the rights and freedoms for people living under this regime have significantly deteriorated.
The WUC Condemned the Life Imprisonment of WUC President’s Brother
Hushtar Isa, the brother of WUC President Dolkun Isa, was sentenced to life imprisonment, as reported by Radio Free Asia on May 31 The WUC expresses its sincere support & solidarity to Dolkun Isa and his family, and strongly condemning these retaliatory actions.
On February 6th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will organize a virtual meeting with its affiliate and partner organizations and Uyghur activists worldwide to exchange views, examine activities over the past years and to discuss common priorities for the upcoming period.
On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, a coalition of human rights groups representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese human rights defenders are launching a Global Day of Action.
Brussels, 28 September 2020 – On 1st October, the 71st 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, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. The joint protest will take place from 13:00-14:00 on Petite Rue de la Loi near Schuman roundabout.