WUC/UHRP EVENT – From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide

World Uyghur Congress, June 25, 2020

From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide: July 5, 2009 as a turning point in China’s repression of Uyghurs

10am – 12pm EDT (GMT-5)

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Weekly Brief – February 28th

World Uyghur Congress, 28 February 2020

WUC Raises Uyghur Crisis at the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

This week the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) started in Geneva. In her written update to the UN HRC, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet mentioned that she welcomed China’s apparent decision to grant her a visit to East Turkistan this year. She further called for unfettered access to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations against Uyghurs and others. The High Commissioner had requested a visit on three occasions over the last year and a half, which have been routinely denied or deflected by the Chinese government. The WUC has been calling for a UN led independent investigation to the region and insists that the High Commissioner be given unfettered and meaningful access to the region and the camp facilities, if she is finally allowed to visit. 

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The World Uyghur Congress Concludes a Successful Conference and Media Training Workshop in 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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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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Weekly Brief March 22

World Uyghur Congress, 22 March 2019

WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

In a press release issued on Friday March 22nd, the WUC called on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Italy on Friday to meet with the Italian government. Controversy surrounds the visit, as Italy is expected to sign on to China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative on March 23rd, making them the first G7 country to formally do so.

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Weekly Brief March 1st

World Uyghur Congress, 1 March 2019

States Raise Uyghur Human Rights Crisis During UN Human Rights Council Session

Despite numerous attempts by the Chinese government to silence criticism and avoid scrutiny about its horrific repression of Uyghurs and numerous other human rights violation ahead of the 40thsession of the UN Human Rights Council, the human rights crisis in East Turkistan and the mass arbitrary detention of millions of innocent Uyghurs was raised once more by a number of states in their opening addresses at the session.

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