PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE DECLARATION IN GERMAN PARLIAMENT RECOGNIZING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Press Release – For Immediate Release
24 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the declaration of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Bundestag, which classifies the serious human rights violations against the Uyghurs as crimes against humanity. This statement was preceded by a public hearing on May 17, 2021, in which international criminal law experts and China experts acknowledged the Chinese government’s crimes against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan This was adopted with a bipartisan consensus by the CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen parliamentary groups. 

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How China threatens prominent Uyghurs — in the US, in China and everywhere

Coda Story. 23 June 2021

Below is an article published by Coda Story. Photo:Getty.

In 1992, the head of the Xinjiang Regional Museum’s archeology department and a well known Uyghur intellectual, Abduqeyum Hoja, had taken a rare trip abroad. He had flown with two Tarim Basin mummies to the University of Tokyo on a mission to date the ancient cadavers — an important scientific quest to advance understanding of the anthropological record in China’s Xinjiang region.

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U.S. to Block Some Solar Materials Made in Xinjiang Region

Bloomberg. 23 June 2021

Below is an article published by Bloomberg. Photo:AFP.

The U.S. is poised to bar some solar products made in China’s Xinjiang region, according to several people familiar with the matter, marking one of the Biden administration’s biggest steps yet to counter alleged human rights abuses against the country’s ethnic Uyghur Muslim minority.

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Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor

The Washington Post. 24 June 2021

Below is an article published by The Washington Post. Photo:Reuters.

At a silicon factory in China’s northwestern desert, Uyghur workers man electric furnaces that reach more than 2,000 degrees. Those with college degrees can earn about $600 a month running the power supply; others inspect and load products onto trucks or crush silicon for $6.50 a ton at a sister plant farther west.

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Joint Statement: Rights Groups Unite in Brussels on International Olympic Day. Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’

Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’

[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day [1], the Belgium Uyghur Association, together with other rights groups representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people, held a protest at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels, Belgium, calling upon the European Union to take a firm stance against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of the Chinese Government’s severe human rights atrocities.

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Growing calls for Australia to impose diplomatic boycott on 2022 Beijing Olympics

SBS News. 22 June 2021

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Diaspora communities in Australia from Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong are stepping up pressure on the federal government to impose a diplomatic boycott on the 2022 Beijing Olympics. 

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PRESS RELEASE:  International Olympic Day: Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022

Press Release – For Immediate Release
22 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

International Olympic Day: Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’ – As Global Rights Groups Unite in Protests around the World

Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’

[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day [1] campaigners representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people will unite around the globe in over 60 global cities [2] calling on world leaders, National Olympic Committees, Olympic Sponsors and all people of conscience to boycott Beijing 2022, ‘The Genocide Games.’ 

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Politico | Joe Biden weighs ban on solar material from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labour

South China Morning Post. 22 June 2021

Below is an article published by South China Morning Post. Photo:Reuters.

The Biden administration is considering banning imports into America of a critical solar panel material from China’s Xinjiang region, according to four people familiar with the administration’s plans – a move that would assuage bipartisan pressure to crack down on human rights abuses but could undermine the White House’s aggressive climate change goals.

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