EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses

The Guardian. 9 July 2021

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The European parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in response to continuing human rights abuses by the Chinese government.

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UN rights boss signals she may move on Xinjiang without China nod

Reuters. 25 June 2021

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The United Nations human rights chief should document her own findings on the plight of Uyghurs in Xinjiang even without China’s blessing for a visit, activists and Western diplomats say, amid signs that her patience may be running out.

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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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 4 June 2021

NEWS

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.

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Press Release: Dozens of Activists in Exile Call for Immediate Suspension of Extradition Treaties between European Member States and Mainland China

Press Release – For immediate release
20 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

55 activists in exile – with the support of Safeguard Defenders, Hong Kong Watch and the World Uyghur Congress – have called for “urgent coordinated action to suspend all Bilateral Extradition Agreements between EU Member States and the People’s Republic of China.”

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Press Release: WUC Calls on Belgian Chamber to Recognize Uyghur Genocide

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

NL & FR BELOW

During tomorrow’s hearing on the Uyghur crisis at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will urge Members to move towards recognition of the Uyghur genocide. During the hearing, Belgian Representatives will be presented with evidence from experts on the Uyghur crisis, including WUC’s EU Policy Coordinator, Koen Stoop, as well as Uyghur camp witness Qelbinur Sidiq. 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Endorses Formal Complaint Against French Brands

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies. The complaint was submitted against INDITEX FRANCE, UNIQLO FRANCE, SMCP and SKECHERS USA FRANCE over allegations of their involvement in Uyghur forced labour.

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China: Two former Uyghur officials sentenced for ‘separatist activities’

DW. 7 April 2021

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Authorities in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang have handed out death sentences to two former government officials from the local Uyghur minority group, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

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