PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Appreciates Joint Effort to Protect Uyghur Asylum Seeker

Press Release – For immediate release
6 August 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As a result of the quick work of the US State Department, Uyghur organisations and activists, Ablikim Yusup, a Uyghur man who was under threat of deportation to China from Qatar was allowed to travel to the United States as a safe third country.

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PRESS RELEASE: China Must Allow German Green Party Member Access

Press Release – For immediate release
5 August 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) urges China to respect the decision of the German Bundestag to send Green Party member Margarete Bause with a Committee delegation to China this month. This week, China indicated that the Bundestag’s Digital Agenda Committee as well as the Human Rights Committee, which Ms. Bause is also a member of, would not be allowed access as long as she remains on the delegation list.

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Job Announcement: World Uyghur Congress Project Assistant, Munich

World Uyghur Congress, 31 July 2019

INTRODUCTION

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is an international umbrella organization that represents the collective interest of the Uyghur people both in East Turkestan and abroad and promotes Uyghur human rights, Freedom and a peaceful and non-violent solution based on rule of law for the conflict in East Turkistan. For decades, the Chinese government has waged an intense and often brutal campaign to repress all forms of Uyghur culture and identity.

POSITION

The WUC is currently looking for a Project Assistant to be based in Munich, Germany.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Support for the WUC’s advocacy project
  • Liaising with the Uyghur community in the diaspora
  • Background research as needed
  • Representing the WUC at meetings, external events; delivery of presentations and speeches
  • Preparation of quarterly activity reports
  • Preparing research for reports
  • Writing press releases and official statements
  • Writing background documents and material for dissemination
  • Support with other duties as assigned

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE

  • Fluent English and Uyghur required; other languages (especially Chinese) are an asset
  • University or post-graduate level studies related to Political Sciences, International Relations, Law, Human Rights preferable
  • Knowledge of the European Institutions and the UN human rights system
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Good communication, negotiation and writing skills
  • Experience of advocacy and lobbying an advantage
  • Ability to work autonomously and within tight deadlines
  • Availability to travel occasionally
  • Good knowledge of social media, email clients, etc.
  • A commitment to promote human rights for the Uyghur people
  • Willingness to work longer hours depending on the demand is necessary
  • Knowledge of Uyghur human rights situation and/or human rights in China would be an advantage

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position

APPLICATION

Qualified candidates should submit, only via email (mail subject: “Application Project Assistant”), a cover letter and CV in English to: [email protected], and  [email protected] by August 12, 2019 at the latest.  The start date will be negotiable but there is a preference that the candidate starts as soon as possible. The WUC will cover all expenses and other similar costs associated with the position.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Urges Skepticism Over Shohrat Zakir Remarks

Press Release – For immediate release
30 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

At a press conference this morning in Beijing, regional governor Shohrat Zakir suggested that the majority of those held in internment camps across the region have now been released and have signed work contracts with local companies. The Uyghur Congress urges the international community to remain deeply skeptical of these statements, given China’s history of false claims about the internment camp system.

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Tibetan, Uyghur And Chinese Activists Urge Google: “Respect Human Rights, Don’t Do China’s Dirty Work”

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release
13 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Live online briefing concerning google dragonfly – the censored china search engine – and the company’s complicity in china’s human rights abuses, to be held days before shareholders’ meeting

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Stands in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protestors

Press Release – For immediate release
12 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC wishes to express its support and solidarity with the people of Hong Kong exercising their right to freedom of assembly by taking to the streets to protest against the introduction of an extradition law that would be used to silence and oppress civil society in Hong Kong.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: World Uyghur Congress to Convene Global Conference on Uyghur Crisis in Washington D.C.

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

From June 6-7 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the Central Asia Program at George Washington University will hold a two-day international conference in Washington DC, Confronting Atrocities in China: The Global Response to the Uyghur Crisis. Proceedings will begin at 10:00 with an opening ceremony on June 6th at Capitol Hill.

The conference comes at a critical time as Uyghurs are face an unprecedented attack on their identity through an extensive network of political indoctrination camps where up to two million have been arbitrarily detained since April 2017.

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