PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on German Government to Raise Uyghur Crisis at EU-China Summit in Leipzig

Press Release – For immediate release
14 May 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As Germany prepares to host the EU-China Summit in Leipzig in September 2020, the WUC calls on the German government and Angela Merkel to use its influence to put the current crisis in East Turkistan and the serious human rights violations against Uyghurs at the top of the agenda. The EU and Germany must send a strong message to the Chinese government that respect for human rights is non-negotiable for the EU and that business as usual cannot continue with a government actively committing atrocities and cultural genocide.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Welcomes European Parliament Decision to Award Ilham Tohti the Sakharov Prize

Press Release – For immediate release
24 October 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the decision of the European Parliament to award the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti. The Sakharov Prize is the top human rights award bestowed by the Parliament and the decision constitutes a strong statement that Europe will not remain silent on egregious human rights violations in China.

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PRESS RELEASE: “70 Years of Repression by China is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom Now!” Peaceful March for Human Rights in China on October 1st in Brussels, Belgium

Joint press release

World Uyghur Congress
International Campaign for Tibet
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 
Belgian Uyghur Association
Tibetan Community of Belgium

Brussels, 24 September 2019 – On October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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