Weekly Brief: December 13

World Uyghur Congress, 13 December 2019

WUC Media and Advocacy Training Workshop Brussels

From 7 – 10 December, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), held a successful media training workshop for Uyghur activists and a day-long conference entitled ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ in Brussels, Belgium. 

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Weekly Brief: December 6

World Uyghur Congress, 6 December 2019

UIGHUR Policy Act of 2019

The World Uyghur Congress appreciates the passage of the UIGHUR Act of 2019 by the US House of Representatives this week and calls on the international community to take comparable steps to focus additional attention on the issue, appoint representatives tasked with monitoring the situation, enact targeted sanctions, and raise the issue strongly in all appropriate fora.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT — The Uyghur crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will hold an international conference, “The Uyghur Crisis: A Laboratory for Rights Abuses” on December 10, 2019, in room ASP-3H1 at the European Parliament. The event will be preceded by a human rights advocacy workshop from December 7-9 with youth participants from around the world.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Welcomes Passage of UIGHUR Act of 2019

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

The World Uyghur Congress appreciates the passage of the UIGHUR Act of 2019 by the US House of Representatives this week and calls on the international community to take comparable steps to focus additional attention on the issue, appoint representatives tasked with monitoring the situation, enact targeted sanctions, and raise the issue strongly in all appropriate fora.

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China Must Answer for Cultural Genocide in Court

FP, 03.12.2019

By Azeem Ibrahim – The substantial leaks to the New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of internal policy documents of the Chinese Communist Party regarding the crackdown on the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang dramatically shift the conversation on this issue.

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World Uyghur Congress Urges Attention to Swiss Companies Operating in East Turkistan

World Uyghur Congress, 28 January 2019

Given the increasing role of foreign investment in the Uyghur region and concerns relating to complicity in widespread rights abuses, the World Uyghur Congress is urging a number of prominent Swiss firms to conduct thorough reviews of their activities in East Turkistan to ensure respect for international standards on business and human rights.

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Leak to New York Times Should Be Followed By Action From International Community

World Uyghur Congress, 18 November 2019

A significant leak of Chinese Communist Party documents, including high level speeches and directives, has provided a much clearer picture of the origin and nature of China’s policy of mass internment as well as the motivations of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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WUC Calls Attention to Significant Concerns Raised by UN Experts on Uyghur Internment Camps

World Uyghur Congress, 8 November 2019

In the latest effort to substantively question China’s mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in internment (or ‘re-education’) camps, a group of UN experts have sent a letter to the government of China expressing serious concerns about their treatment of Uyghurs on a broad range of issues.

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