Weekly Brief June 14

World Uyghur Congress, 14 June 2019

National Endowment For Democracy 2019 Democracy Award

The World Uyghur Congress, China Aid, Tibet Action Institute together received the 2019 Democracy Award on June 4th at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. exactly 30 years after the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing in 1989.

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Weekly Brief May 31

World Uyghur Congress, 31 May 2019

The U.S. Have Urged China To Release Uyghurs in Camps to Unite With Family During Eid

On May 29, 2019, the U.S. State Department urged the Chinese government to release the 1 to 2 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in internment camps to let them reunite with  their families during the Eid holiday.

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Weekly Brief May 24

World Uyghur Congress, 24 May 2019

Uyghur Human Rights Bill Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

On May 22, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted with strong bipartisan support to pass the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act for consideration in the Senate.

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Weekly Brief – May 17th

World Uyghur Congress, 17 May 2019

Successful Protest Held in Norway as High-Level CCP Official Visits Norwegian Parliament

On May 15th, the Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK), the Tibetan community in Norway the Norwegian branch of Amnesty International held a large, successful protest during CCP Chairman Li Zhanshu’s visit to Oslo, calling on the Norwegian government to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations against Uyghurs, Tibetans and peoples in China.

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Weekly Brief May 3

World Uyghur Congress, 3 May 2019

New HRW Reports Sheds Light On China’s Repression of Uyghurs

Human Rights Watch published a remarkable report this week detailing China’s massive and technologically advanced system of surveillance and repression. HRW had previously reported that Chinese authorities in East Turkistan are using a mass surveillance system coordinated by Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP) to gather information from multiple sources, such as facial-recognition cameras, WIFI sniffers, police checkpoints, banking records and home visits.

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Weekly Brief April 26th

World Uyghur Congress, 26 April 2019

Chinese Official Admits to Advancing Chinese Interests in UN Role

This week, the WUC shared a very concerning from Chinese state media outlet CCTV, showing former UN Under-Secretary-General & head of UNDESA Wu Hongbo saying that he represented Chinese national interests in his position as a UN official, and referring to when he ordered that WUC President Dolkun Isa be expelled from the 2017 UN Indigenous Forum. 

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Weekly Brief April 18th

World Uyghur Congress, 18 April 2019

Volkswagen CEO Claims He is “Not Aware” of the Uyghur Situation in China

During his interview with BBC news reporter Robin Brant, the Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess says he is “not aware” that the company’s business partner- Chinese government is currently locking up over a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in political internment camps.

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Weekly Brief April 15

World Uyghur Congress, 15 April 2019

WUC Participates in Uyghur Tibet Joint Demonstration in Brussels

On April 9th, the World Uyghur Congress participated in a joint demonstration in Brussels with Uyghur and Tibetan communities on the day of the 21st EU-China Summits. Around 100 demonstrators loudly called on the EU to stand up for European values and hold China accountable for its horrendous human rights record.

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