Weekly Brief: 14 February 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 14 February 2020

WUC Delegation Holds Advocacy Meetings with UN Missions

In preparation for the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session later this month, the WUC sent a delegation of representatives to meet with state missions to the UN and UN experts and officials. The delegation met with a large number of state missions over the course of the week, updating them on the current crisis in East Turkistan and pushing them to take concrete and urgent action to address this human rights catastrophe. WUC President Dolkun Isa and staff members met with the US Ambassador Bremberg and the US mission’s human rights team, who again called on China to close the camps and release those in arbitrary detention.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 07 FEBRUARY

World Uyghur Congress, 07 February 2020

Ghulja Massacre

On 05 February 2020, The World Uyghur Congress has called to protest in major cities in commemoration of the 23rd year of the Ghulja Massacre. Uyghurs joined the demonstration organized by The East Tukistan Union in Europe to protest in front of the General Consulate of China in Munich. Protests were held in London, Washington DC, Montreal (I would add more cities).

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 31 JANUARY

World Uyghur Congress, 31 January 2020

Camp Detainees Particularly Vulnerable During Virus Outreak

The WUC is deeply concerned that the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus outbreak, which has affected thousands of people in China, may put the Uyghur people and those detained in camps at particular risk.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 24 January

World Uyghur Congress, 24 January 2020

Worldwide ”Freedom From Fear” Protests

On Sunday, January 19, demonstrations were held simultaneously in Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, United Kingdom and Germany.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, JANUARY 20

World Uyghur Congress, 20 January 2020

Six years since Professor Ilham Tohti was arrested 

Six years ago, on 15 January 2014, Professor Ilham Tothti was arrested by the Chinese authorities and sentenced to a life in prison in September.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, JANUARY 10

World Uyghur Congress, 10 January 2020

Annual report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

On Wednesday the Congressional-Executive Commission (CECC) published its annual report listing severe right abuses committed in the mass internment camps in East Turkistan where athorities estimate that 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are arbitrarly detained. According to this report the situation in East Turkistan has worsened within one year. 

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Weekly Brief, January 3

World Uyghur Congress, 3 January 2020

Petition to Adopt Global Magnitsky Legislation in Germany Reaches Quorum

On 30 Dec 2019, the petition for a German Global Magnitsky Act reached the necessary amount of signatures to be heard by the Bundestag’s petition committee.

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Weekly Brief: December 27

World Uyghur Congress, 27 December 2019

World Uyghur Congress Organizes Rally in front of Chinese Embassy in Berlin

On 27 December, the World Uyghur Congress, supported by many actors from the civil society of Berlin, organized a rally attracting over a thousand participants to raise awareness in front of the Chinese Embassy for the massive and systematic human rights violations committed against the Uyghur people by China.

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